Skip to main content

Rich Unger

Rich Unger is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at, working on their cloud computing platform. He is also a contributer to the NetBeans open source project.


richunger's blog

Itinerant Java Speaker: Bariloche, Argentina

Posted by richunger on April 23, 2007 at 10:02 AM PDT

As some of you may remember from my last entry, my fiance and I are traveling the world, and I'm looking to meet some java programmers in different places along the way.

Well, the first to answer my call was Gustavo Santucho and his girlfriend Guadalupe.

The itinerant speaker's itinerary

Posted by richunger on February 26, 2007 at 11:11 AM PST

I'm finally underway for my round-the-world trip, and as I said in my last entry, I'm available for speaking on NetBeans RCP, IVR Speech Recognition, and other topics en route.

If you're interested in tracking my progress, regular updates will be in my personal blog.

I'm j

Itinerant Java/NetBeans speaker

Posted by richunger on January 29, 2007 at 2:06 AM PST

I've not been posting lately, but it's not for lack of excitement around here.

For one thing, I've been collaborating on the forthcoming NetBeans RCP book. If you're at all interested in RCP development, I promise you this book will make your job easier.

Getting feedback to website coders

Posted by richunger on November 10, 2006 at 12:28 PM PST

As a software developer who has... you know... users, I like to gather as much user feedback as possible. Thus, when I'm on the other side of the fence, I try to give helpful, specific feedback to coders of websites that I frequent. Sometimes, however, the levels of bureaucracy between me and them makes this difficult.

A new NetBeans Platform Sample: AudioStation

Posted by richunger on November 1, 2006 at 5:25 PM PST

Tim, Jarda and I taught a workshop on NetBeans plugin development at OOPSLA last week. As part of that course, I cooked up a new sample app to showcase the platform.

Commonly Solved Problems

Posted by richunger on October 5, 2006 at 5:18 PM PDT

Google just introduced Code Search, which lets you search "public source code", which I imagine is every OSS project they could lay eyes on.

debugging PermGen OutOfMemoryError problems in windows

Posted by richunger on September 29, 2006 at 4:45 PM PDT

Recently, a bug showed up in my stack: "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space"

I loathe these kinds of bugs.  They're notoriously difficult to reproduce, and tough to isolate.

Coincidentally, around that time Gregg Sporar posted about this very type of memory leak:

jdic-netbeans project is online

Posted by richunger on June 23, 2006 at 10:43 AM PDT

Some of you NB users may already be aware of my NBM for adding a JDIC-embedded browser to NB.  The binary can be obtained from the update center, or from

Well, now the source is checked into

How do I?

Posted by richunger on June 14, 2006 at 3:20 PM PDT

Any other bloggers out there figure out how to use a firefox plugin (e.g. Performancing) to blog here?

I would have posted this to a discussion forum, but the natural one (called "How do I?", located at seems completely overrun by newbies asking all manner of general java coding questions.

A simple class browser

Posted by richunger on May 25, 2006 at 11:26 PM PDT

At JavaOne, Geertjan gave a talk on building an IDE for a specific framework (Wicket). I work on a similar project for an in-house framework. One feature that I thought would be useful is a convenient Java Class selector.

I really like the "Fast Open" selector that you get from the "Navigate...Go To Class" menu item.