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

A few weeks ago I had lunch with Norman Richards. Norman and Sam Griffith, Jr. are the...

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Day 1

We started early....

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(Left to right: Tim Boudreau, Martin Ryzl, Gregg...

For quite a while now if you downloaded a development build of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment...

When I wrote about JavaOne, Day 2 I described a session called...

I've written about the new CVS support before. Since that entry...

The NetBeans Profiler team continues to make progress. Milestone 8 is now available and it has some nice features...

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,...

My intent in writing last week's entry on Project...

The JavaOne presentation slides are now available. You...

At the July meeting of the Austin Java User's Group (AJUG) I did a short demo of...

Long ago (say, 2000 or so) when I returned from a vacation I would have to catch up on lots of email. I still have to do that. But now I also have to read lots of blog entries.

There is...

The weather started out much better than yesterday; the view from my hotel room this morning:

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The day dawned foggy. Or at least it was foggy when I got up, which was later than normal.

I was in meetings in the morning. Then from 12:30 until after 1:30 I was in the Hands On Lab attending another short meeting and attempting to debug a last minute problem. Actually,...

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It started with a bang: loud rock music that set the mood. It ended...

One thing that has been a bit inconvenient about using the NetBeans Profiler is that it had very specific...

The NetBeans Profiler has been making progress for a while now. The beta program has brought in quite a bit of...

NetBeans has supported the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) version control software for a long time now. But I have never been completely happy with how...

During a recent vacation my girlfriend and I toured the Barnes Collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. The Barnes contains one of...

This year's JavaOne will be my first. I've always wanted to attend, but there was always some sort of impediment. Needless to say, I'm looking forward...

During his excellent demo of the new features in NetBeans 4.1,...

A trip to Prague is ....

Exhuasting. From the time I left my house in Austin, TX until I checked into my hotel in Prague twenty-one hours elapsed. And since I have never...

As a companion event to JavaOne, NetBeans Day will take place the day before...

The latest NetBeans Profiler milestone was ...

Last week's entry prompted Joseph Ottinger to ask the question: â€...

I used to be on a team that maintained a complicated web application that was leaking huge amounts of memory. Even when set to 2 gigabytes, the heap would run low on space, which slowed...