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Object Technology International

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Object Technology International
Defunct2003 Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario, Canada
ProductsVisualAge line Smalltalk and Java development tools
ParentIBM Edit this on Wikidata

Object Technology International (OTI) was founded in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) in 1988 and acquired by IBM in 1996. OTI, in conjunction with the IBM development lab in Cary, NC, developed the VisualAge line Smalltalk and Java development tools,[1] that eventually culminated in the open source Eclipse tool platform and integrated development environment (IDE).[2]

OTI continued to operate with many of the same employees as it did when it was purchased by IBM until 2003–2004, when it was gradually disbanded as a distinct entity and its remaining employees absorbed into IBM.[3]


  1. ^ "Roots of the IBM Ottawa Software Lab". Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  2. ^ Skerrett, Ian. "Eclipse Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation | The Eclipse Foundation". www.eclipse.org. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  3. ^ Developer Rick Denatale's professional memoir, including a history of the relationship between IBM and OTI Archived 2010-10-23 at the Wayback Machine

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