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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 late Rodney Dangerfield was a comedian whose trademark line was: "I don't
get no respect."

St. Paul College in
St. Paul, Minnesota
has recently switched over to...

Kathy Sierra recently posted an interesting
...

Okay, so I'm kind of behind the times. This seems to happen to me quite often - I
just recently upgraded from 8-track tapes to cassettes.

I had thought by the time it got to me, this whole five things tagging
would have already gone from wired to tired to expired. Perhaps
it has. In any event,...

For the growing community of people who write NetBeans plugin modules, Geertjan needs no introduction. He...

We are fortunate that in the Java world, there are
many high-quality static analysis tools available for
free. I talked about a few of them the other night
at a...

Long ago, back when green screens and green-bar paper roamed across the software
development landscape, I was a young software developer at a startup software company.
There...

This session was the exact same as the BOF that I did this year at JavaOne. I
wrote up a recap after JavaOne, which...

If you ever get the chance to go to Oslo, don't pass it up. It's a beautiful city filled with friendly people. And don't worry if you don't speak Norwegian - almost everyone I encountered spoke...

Today was day zero of JavaZone 2006 -
there were some all-day courses but I did not arrive early
enough to take part. The official...

Milestone 2 of version 6 of the NetBeans
IDE was released last week. A detailed
list of new...

Those of you who are familiar with NetBeans have probably heard of my coworker Roumen, who works from...

As I stated last November when I
reviewed his previous book
, I am a fan of
...

I have always thought that profilers are just debuggers with a different name. Case in
point: in a debugger I can watch the logic of my program change things like
the value of a...

A couple of weeks ago I was busy getting ready to attend JBoss World.
I was
in a hurry trying...

Sun was a premier sponsor of
JBoss World 2006
. This caught some folks by surprise. But if you think...

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

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...

I attended
the technical session by Ethan Nicholas...

The BOF went well. There were about 300 people who showed up, which is pretty good
considering that the
...

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...

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...

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...

General Keynote

This was mostly the Jonathan Schwartz and...

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

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...