Exadel had developed two well-regarded products in 2006. Exadel Studio was an Eclipse plug-in that converted Eclipse from just an integrated development environment (IDE) to a powerful web app IDE. RichFaces was a JavaServer Faces (JSF) component library developed by Exadel as part of its leadership role in JSF development at the time.
In March 2007, Exadel began a partnership with Red Hat putting Exadel Studio and RichFaces into open source under JBoss. A key part of this partnership that continues to this day (eight years later) is Red Hat contracting with Exadel for Exadel to provide a development team to work on what is now known as JBoss Developer Studio.
Denis Golovin, in our California office, has been the team lead on the Exadel side of the partnership for this whole time, so we thought we’d ask him a few questions about it.