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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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The Beta Has Landed

Posted by gsporar on September 28, 2005 at 10:19 AM PDT

Wednesday, September 28th is Saint Wenceslas Day, which is a national holiday in the Czech Republic.

JBoss, A Developer's Notebook

Posted by gsporar on September 23, 2005 at 8:22 AM PDT

A few weeks ago I had lunch with Norman Richards. Norman and Sam Griffith, Jr. are the authors of a new book from O'Reilly: JBoss, A Developer's Notebook.


Posted by gsporar on September 14, 2005 at 9:02 AM PDT


Day 1

We started early. Bob Brewin was scheduled to do a keynote at 11:00 AM. Charles Beckham and I were on the hook to do demos during Bob's keynote.

NetBeans Day China

Posted by gsporar on September 12, 2005 at 7:43 AM PDT

(Left to right: Tim Boudreau, Martin Ryzl, Gregg Sporar, James Gosling)

After the success of the NetBeans Day that we did back

(4.2 == 5.0)

Posted by gsporar on September 2, 2005 at 4:02 PM PDT

For quite a while now if you downloaded a development build of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) you probably noticed the version number on it: 4.2. It was in the download dialog. It was on the splash screen that displayed when you started the IDE, etc.

Learning from the BluePrints

Posted by gsporar on August 31, 2005 at 12:22 PM PDT

When I wrote about JavaOne, Day 2 I described a session called "Rich Applications with the J2EE platform and AJAX," which was done by Tor Norbye and Greg Murray.

New CVS support: It's in the Q

Posted by gsporar on August 26, 2005 at 2:23 PM PDT

I've written about the new CVS support before. Since that entry was posted, several things have happened:

1. The new CVS support has moved into the default product configuration; you no longer have to download a plugin.

Profiler Milestone 8 Now Available

Posted by gsporar on August 14, 2005 at 12:18 PM PDT

The NetBeans Profiler team continues to make progress. Milestone 8 is now available and it has some nice features. The most important one to me is the automatic exclusion of server code when profiling a web application. This is just the default - you can enable profiling of the server's code if you want.

Shameless Plug...

Posted by gsporar on August 14, 2005 at 8:40 AM PDT

I continue to be amazed and humbled by the hard work and dedication of so many members of the NetBeans community.

This latest contribution, however, deserves special mention. Roumen Strobl has recorded a song about NetBeans.

Project Matisse: Some Comments

Posted by gsporar on August 3, 2005 at 3:28 PM PDT

My intent in writing last week's entry on Project Matisse was not to start a long-running debate. And I certainly don't want to start a flame war.