Stylus Studio, provider of innovative development tools for XML, XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, SQL/XML, XQuery, Web services, and XML mapping, today announced that it has partnered with Saxonica, the producer of Saxon, the industry's leading XQuery and XSLT processor, to offer powerful new XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 development tools. With this partnership, Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition becomes the first XML IDE to offer fully integrated support for XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 editing, transformation, debugging, and performance profiling, making Stylus Studio the industry's most advanced tool for all XQuery and XSLT 1.0/2.0 application development.
Michael Kay, developer of Saxon and founder of Saxonica Limited, who is also the editor of the XSLT 2.0 specification from W3C, had this to say: "XSLT 1.0 has been extremely successful in the five years since it was announced, but its limitations are well known. The 2.0 specification, along with XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0, provides an enormous step forward in XML processing capability, and increasing numbers of users are moving forward even before the specifications are carved in stone. But the increased power also means that XSLT is being increasingly used for large and complex applications, which means that developers need much more than a text editor to support them. The Stylus Studio team understands this and is leading the industry by providing comprehensive developer tools to address these new requirements."
"Stylus Studio's support for the industry's major XML processing components provides an enormous productivity advantage for XML application developers and integration architects, enabling them to exactly reproduce production environment settings in their development environment. This is plainly good coding practice, and it means fewer bugs, simplified debugging, better quality applications and, bottom line, reduced application development costs. Stylus Studio, along with the XML developer community, recognizes Saxon's technical and market leadership in XQuery and XSLT processing components technologies, and so we're leading the XML tools industry by offering seamless integration for XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 1.0/2.0 editing, debugging, and performance profiling in conjunction with the Saxon 8 processor," said Carlo Innocenti, Stylus Studio's Senior Program Manager.
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