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Monday, February 22, 2010

InfoWorld's Martin Heller joins Alpha Software

It's no longer a secret. I'm thrilled to tell you that Dr. Martin Heller has officially joined Alpha Software as Vice President of Technology and Education. He'll continue to blog for InfoWorld, but just not about us. :) Yes, he's a bona fide journalist. And we were willing to make that trade to bring his valuable knowledge and skills to Alpha Software.

We distributed a press release detailing his new role. I hope you join me in welcoming Martin, and congratulating him on his new position. Here's the release we put on the wire today.

Dr. Martin Heller Joins Alpha Software as VP of Technology and Education

Veteran InfoWorld journalist is now part of Alpha’s executive team

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- From editor and columnist at BYTE.com to the Strategic Developer at InfoWorld, Martin Heller is a voice that developers around the globe trust. Now this respected technology journalist has joined Alpha Software’s executive team as Vice President of Technology and Education. In this new role, Dr. Heller will be responsible for the ongoing development of the Alpha Software wiki, Alphapedia; authoring and delivering Alpha Software training courses; directing development of Alpha Five’s documentation, help, and online support systems; and producing other content crucial to the success of Alpha developers, including white papers, blog posts, and more.

Dr. Heller will also serve as a strategic advisor to the development team building Alpha Five Version 11, the next generation of the company’s industry leading Ajax Web database development tool. As a result of joining Alpha Software, Dr. Heller will no longer cover the company’s products or directly competing products in his InfoWorld blog.

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Martin’s background, experience, and reputation in this new position,” says Richard Rabins, Co-Chairman of Alpha Software. “World-class technology needs world-class documentation. With Martin’s unique blend of programming and editorial talent, we know we made the right choice to ensure all of Alpha’s content will give our customers everything they need to be successful.”

For the last 24 years, Dr. Heller has been a Web and Windows programming consultant. He has served as Senior Contributing Editor and the Programming Windows and Web Dev columnist for WINDOWS Magazine. He was a frequent reviewer at PC Week (now eWeek) and GCN, and a writer for Developer Pipeline, ComputerWorld, and DevX. Dr. Heller has authored or co-authored almost a dozen PC software packages and half a dozen Web applications.

He holds bachelor degrees in physics and music from Haverford College as well as a master’s and doctorate degree in experimental high-energy physics from Brown University. Dr. Heller currently resides in Andover, Mass.

ABOUT ALPHA SOFTWARE

Since 1982, Alpha Software has been providing developers with award-winning tools that make it easy to build business applications. Today over 1 million developers and tens of millions of users rely on Alpha Software’s Alpha Five. The company is privately held, and based in Burlington, Mass. Alpha Software can be found on the Web at http://www.alphasoftware.com. The company’s blog is located at http://blog.alphasoftware.com.

Contacts
Alpha Software
Press contact:
Kate Ritchie, 610-642-8253, ext. 162
KateR@GregoryFCA.com

or

Company contact:
Richard Rabins
Richard@AlphaSoftware.com

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