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Tek-Tools was the original developer of Kawa, before it was acquired by Allaire Corporation in November 2000.[1] The name is derived from the Polish equivalent of Java, which itself is an alternate name for coffee.


Tek-Tools was founded in 1993 in Dallas, Texas.[2] In 2010, Tek-Tools was acquired by IT management company SolarWinds for US$42 million.[3] Some of the Tek-Tools staff moved on to found Symphonic Source.


  1. Allaire Corporation acquires Kawa IDE by XML Guy, The Server Side. 2000-11-13.
  2. Information about TEK-TOOLS, Tek-Tools. Archived 1997-06-02.
  3. SolarWinds sweeps up SRM vendor Tek-Tools by Dave Raffo, IT Knowledge Exchange. 2010-01-27.

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