Embarcadero Hires Second Eclipse Committer

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Embarcadero Technologies has hired Wassim Melhem to help lead its Eclipse technology and product efforts. Melhem, most recently with the IBM Toronto laboratory, joins Embarcadero in a program manager role.

Wassim Melhem will contribute to Embarcadero Technologies' Eclipse-based product development efforts as the company's newest program manager.

Melhem, a committer and an advisor on the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE), will oversee Embarcadero's latest Eclipse-based product, PowerSQL, a professional-grade SQL development tool. PowerSQL is designed specifically for application developers and will be unveiled at EclipseCon 2008. A PowerSQL public beta is available at: http://www.embarcadero.com/powersqlbeta/.

"Embarcadero PowerSQL brings to the application developers the productivity features they have long been wishing for in a database IDE. To be leading such an exciting new product was an opportunity I could not pass up," said Melhem. "Eclipse was chosen as the platform for PowerSQL for its elegant plug-in architecture, powerful application frameworks and, of course, its vibrant community."

Melhem led the Eclipse PDE since the Eclipse 2.1 release through to the RCP renaissance and into the new age of OSGi runtimes. He also directed the design and implementation of the tools available in the Eclipse SDK to develop, test and deploy Eclipse plug-ins, rich client applications, features and update sites.

Melhem expanded the mandate of PDE to provide comprehensive OSGi tooling, making PDE an ideal development environment for component programming, not just Eclipse plug-in development.

Prior to joining Embarcadero, Melhem worked at the IBM Toronto laboratory for seven years where he managed the Eclipse PDE for four of those years (2003-2007). Melhem spent the early part of his career sequencing DNA and implementing XML and Java code-generating tools for the MQSeries family of runtimes. Melhem holds a bachelor's degree of mathematics with honors in computer science from the University of Waterloo.

His Eclipse-centric blog can be accessed at: http://wassim-melhem.blogspot.com/

About Embarcadero Technologies:
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. delivers professional grade database tools that companies use to design, develop and manage databases and the data they contain. More than 12,000 customers worldwide and over 90 of the Fortune 100 rely on Embarcadero's cross-platform tools to reduce complexity, improve productivity and strengthen security. The company's flagship database tools include: ER/Studio, DBArtisan, Rapid SQL and Change Manager. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia, Munich, Germany and Maidenhead, United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.embarcadero.com.

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