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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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uPortal Development, Part 4

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2006 at 9:06 PM PST

Part 3
of this series explained the steps needed to setup a free-form project
like uPortal for debugging. Similar steps are needed in order to be able to use the IDE's
JUnit support.

uPortal Development, Part 3

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2006 at 9:04 PM PST

Part 1 of this series showed how to create a project for the uPortal
Quickstart source code.

uPortal Development, Part 2

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2006 at 9:00 PM PST

Part 1
I showed how to get started with uPortal development by creating
a project in the NetBeans IDE that uses the uPortal Quickstart. The uPortal page
that displayed shows some problems, however.

uPortal Development, Part 1

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2006 at 8:56 PM PST

When I went to the 2005 Java Architectures Special Interest Group (JA-SIG)
winter conference
I met some uPortal developers.

Questions From Singapore

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2006 at 2:16 AM PST

I was fortunate enough to spend last week in Singapore. The first part of the week
was spent teaching a training class.

Sun's Developer Tools Strategy FAQ

Posted by gsporar on February 1, 2006 at 6:14 PM PST

In addition to sponsoring the NetBeans
open-source project, Sun has additional
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools that it provides.

Dynamic Bytecode Instrumentation

Posted by gsporar on January 8, 2006 at 7:31 PM PST

Dynamic Bytecode Instrumentation (DBI). What is it? DBI is one of the technologies that enables a new generation of Java application profiling tools.

Why should anyone care? The truth of the matter is that you do not need to master the nitty-gritty details of DBI to benefit from it. The most important thing to understand about DBI is the first word: dynamic.

A Happy New NetBeans Year

Posted by gsporar on January 1, 2006 at 12:45 PM PST

There are many things that I like about my job, but if I had to pick just
one favorite thing, it would be the people that I get to meet. Across the
United States and in several countries around the world I've been privileged
to meet interesting, talented, and highly motivated people.

Sometimes things are hard to find

Posted by gsporar on December 15, 2005 at 7:50 AM PST

I answered a question earlier today from someone who wrote: "Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump to a method,
when editing a class, without using the Navigator window." I feel the writer's pain.

JA-SIG Conference

Posted by gsporar on December 7, 2005 at 3:47 PM PST

The Java Architectures Special Interest Group (JA-SIG)
seeks to provide education and research in the applied use of open technology
architectures and systems in higher education. They had a conference
here in Austin so I decided to check it out.