Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
When we posted the last podcast on Aptana Jaxer, someone commented on the fact that Kevin Hakman was there, and “Doesnâ€™t Kevin Hakman work for Tibco? What does he have to do with Aptana?”.
Aptana has now come out with the news that they have hired Kevin:
We are excited to announce that Kevin Hakman has joined Aptana to head up marketing and developer community programs. Kevin is a recognized leader in the Ajax community. Long before the term “Ajax” was coined, Kevin was pioneering single page web application concepts via the company he co-founded, General Interface Corp., one of the first enterprise Ajax libraries and visual development tools companies. General Interface Corp. went on to be acquired by TIBCO Software in 2004 as a compliment the company’s service-oriented architecture (SOA) products. Today TIBCO General Interface is used by many Fortune-scale companies for rapid Web application development and deployment atop their XML and SOAP data sources.
In addition to his historic role on the steering committee of the OpenAjax Alliance, Kevin currently chairs the organization’s integrated development environment working group. The OpenAjax Alliance IDE Working Group which includes Adobe, Aptana, the Eclipse Foundation, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, TIBCO and others is now close to delivering a draft specification for a uniform way to describe Ajax libraries and controls and thus streamline the ability to use Ajax libraries within your development tools of choice. Kevin is a frequent speaker at Ajax industry events and is an author to many published articles on Ajax in the enterprise.
I asked Kevin a couple of questions about his move, comparisons between the companies, and the industry in general.
What excites you about Aptana
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 am