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Stepstone Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stepstone \Step"stone`\, n. A stone laid before a door as a stair to rise on in entering the house.
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Stepstone, originally named Productivity Products International (PPI), was a software company founded in 1983 by Brad Cox and Tom Love, best known for releasing the original version of the Objective-C programming language.

PPI/Stepstone enjoyed modest success not only supplying semi-"object oriented" software, but also among those who wanted an ANSI C compiler on platforms that didn't otherwise support one -- the Objective-C compiler spit out code to be fed to the native C compiler, which often was K&R. The ICpak 201 interface toolkit was submitted to the OSF as a candidate for their interface standard but was not expected to win over Motif.

In April 1995, NeXT acquired the Objective-C trademark and rights from Stepstone. At the same time, Stepstone licensed back from NeXT the right to continue selling their Objective-C based products.

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  • Access Technology Solutions Announces Growth Investment by Tritium Partners and StepStone Group
    Access Technology Solutions , a leading provider of cross-border ecommerce solutions, announced a majority investment by Tritium Partners and StepStone Group to help accelerate its growth. Read more on this news related to 'Stepstone'
  • Ames Boston Hotel Awarded 'Boston's Best Hotel - 2014' By Boston Magazine
    BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StepStone Hospitality is proud to announce that the Ames Boston Hotel, one of the company's premiere hotels, has been named 'Boston's Best Hotel for 2014' by Boston Magazine's Best of Boston® issue which highlights the very best the city has to offer. Since its 2009 opening the Ames Boston Hotel has been Read more on this news related to 'Stepstone'

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