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Brian Leonard is a Sales Engineer at Oracle responsible for Oracle's Fusion Middle products including WebLogic, SOA Suite and Exalogic. Prior to joining the Oracle sales organization, Brian was a Product Manager for Oracle's Solaris technologies.

Brian began his career working as a systems engineer with EDS at Enron, but claims no responsibility for Enron's ultimate demise. Always wanting to experience California, Brian moved from Houston to Silicon Valley in 1991 just in time to ride the .com wave. In 1997 Brian joined the startup NetDynamics, which was pushing a new concept called an application server. In 1998 NetDynamics was acquired by Sun Microsystems and soon after J2EE (now Java EE) was born. Brian then spent the rest of his career working in the application server space before his boss suggested he consider joining the than left for dead NetBeans team. During that time the NetBeans community grew from thousands to millions of users, and Brian falls to sleep at night assuming he played some small part in fueling that growth.

Brian spends almost all of his spare time hanging out with his 3 awesome kids, in fear of the day they wake-up and decide he's no longer cool enough to hang out with.

 

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Here we enhance our Ruby web log so that readers can add comments. In the process we will learn how to deal with model relationships in Rails, as a single post can have zero or more comments.

We're in the process of creating some sample applications to ship with the NetBeans Ruby module, one of which will be based on the screencast,...

I've been playing around with the IRB (Interactive Ruby Shell) Console in NetBeans. Generally, IRB is started from the command prompt in...

Two weeks ago I introduced myself to Ruby on Rails, which was, technically, JRuby on Rails.

A while back I watched the Creating a weblog in 15 minutes video that everyone was raving about and I remember thinking...

I have been tagged by Roman,
and my goal is to quickly tag 5 others before href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/gsporar">Gregg,...

This past Thursday night Sun sponsored the CT JUG's holiday party. We were lucky to get guest speaker Angela Caicedo all the way from Sydney...

My previous blog entries document how to incorporate Seam into an existing JSF / EJB 3.0 application running on JBoss. In this entry, I'm going to run that application on GlassFish. Seam has...

In my previous blog entry I converted a standard JSF / EJB 3.0 application to one that uses JBoss' Seam...

JBoss does a nice job of documenting their sample registration Seam application. To really...

Last month, my colleague Geertjan wrote a couple of pretty popular blog entries:The Best Feature of the Upcoming NetBeans IDE 5.5 (...

The theme of JavaOne 2006 is Java EE 5. However, it there was an unofficial theme, I'd have to say it's NetBeans - the tool is simply EVERYWHERE. Therefore, I shouldn't have been surprised when I...

Last month I took a Cay S.

I was reviewing Cay S. Hortsmann's article, Elvis Meets GlassFish, and I have to say I...

If your answer is an IDE, you're half right. It's also probably what more than 90% of my readers have answered. Few folks seem to know that NetBeans is also a platform for building desktop...

Yes, I'm a NetBeans guy, but since Creator 2's been released, I can't stop playing with it.

After reading my Derby Tutorial, a co-worker asked me about using JNDI to access the Derby database. Here are the steps required to...

If you read my bio, you'll see that I have a pretty deep background in J2EE technology. However, over the past year I've been focusing on other technologies, like the...

Eclipse just announced the release candidate for their Web Tools Project. However, it appears to be getting a luke warm...

eBay just launched their Developer...

As a technology evangelist for NetBeans I obviously spend a lot of my time showing developers all of the great new features in the IDE.

Yesterday I put together a blog showing how easy it is to work with...

I came across this post from a frustrated developer today, and couldn't help but wonder - are we keeping NetBeans a secret?...

One big difference between the application server project and the NetBeans project is how often we release. The application server release schedule is...

At JavaOne this year I made a point to attend TS-5958: Amazon Web Services: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Tuesday morning.