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Gregg Sporar

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. He has been using Java since 1998 and his interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He worked as a Technology Evangelist for several years at Sun Microsystems and is currently a Senior Product Manager at Smart Bear Software.


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Viva Las Vegas

Posted by gsporar on June 12, 2006 at 10:44 PM PDT

JBoss World kicked off earlier this evening (Monday, June 12) with a cocktail reception at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Debugging SJS AS 7

Posted by gsporar on June 5, 2006 at 12:11 PM PDT

Version 5.0 of the NetBeans IDE has great support for version 8 of the
Sun Java System Application Server (SJS AS). But what if you are using version 7
of SJS AS? The IDE can still do plenty for you, including debugging. For the
test shown below, I used the 2004Q2UR4 release of SJS AS 7.1.

JAXX Support

Posted by gsporar on May 25, 2006 at 3:06 PM PDT

I attended
the technical session by Ethan Nicholas
on the JAXX Framework last
week at JavaOne.

BOF-2417, Memory Leaks in Java Applications: Different Tools for Different Types of Leaks

Posted by gsporar on May 23, 2006 at 12:38 PM PDT

The BOF went well. There were about 300 people who showed up, which is pretty good
considering that the
After Dark party was going on.
The idea behind this presentation
is that when you want to debug a memory leak there are two techniques you can use:
walking the heap and instrumentation.

JavaOne, Final Thoughts

Posted by gsporar on May 21, 2006 at 9:16 AM PDT

Closing Day Keynote

This was the Scott McNealy and James Gosling show. And I think even people
who hate Sun (and there are people who feel that way) would agree that it
was pretty entertaining. A full recap is here.
Scott made jokes about how his life has
improved now that he is no longer the CEO.

JavaOne, Day Three

Posted by gsporar on May 21, 2006 at 8:49 AM PDT

IBM Keynote

I slept late and skipped the IBM keynote presentation. I wanted to go, but
I had to get some rest. My BOF was scheduled for 8:30 that evening and
I didn't want to be yawning as I was doing it. As it turns out, the "IBM
Keynote" was really an "Eclipse keynote." More details

JavaOne, Day Two

Posted by gsporar on May 17, 2006 at 11:13 PM PDT

This will be quick.

The opening keynote was from Oracle. Thomas Kurian, along with several of his employees who did demos. All in all reasonably impressive. But I could not help but notice that the first demo was done with Eclipse and the subsequent demos were done with JDeveloper. The first demo involved creating entities from a database for a Java EE 5 application.

JavaOne 2006, Day One

Posted by gsporar on May 16, 2006 at 11:55 PM PDT

General Keynote

This was mostly the Jonathan Schwartz and Jeff Jackson show.
Jonathan started out with a somewhat confusing
offer of free hardware.

NetBeans Day San Francisco, 2006

Posted by gsporar on May 16, 2006 at 12:01 AM PDT

This is the third year that
NetBeans Day San Francisco has been presented in
conjunction with JavaOne.

Blogo Celeb Sighting

Posted by gsporar on May 15, 2006 at 9:38 PM PDT

I try stick to serious stuff in this blog. Things that I think
can be helpful to folks who are doing software development,
especially if they are using the NetBeans IDE or building on top
of the NetBeans Platform.