A serious challenge facing software developers and integration architects today is the lack of choice and innovation in quality XML tools, particularly for solving advanced XML data integration applications. To make matters worse, some XML tools vendors have resorted to unfair pay-per-feature pricing schemes. If you need XML mapping, they make you buy another product. If you need visual XSLT design tools, again, they make you buy another product. XML differencing, schema tools, technical support - each one requires yet another purchase! So-called package deals (3 for the price of two, 4 for the price of 3!) and other marketing gimmicks (free iPods!) just distract from what developers really need - a comprehensive high-quality XML IDE that provides everything needed to tackle serious enterprise XML development challenges, all at a single, fair price.
Dr. Michael Kay, editor of the W3C XSLT specification, founder of Saxonica, and a world-leading authority on XML technologies, recently said on XML-DEV, a popular forum for XML developers: "I find that the easiest way to do ad-hoc validation (i.e., not integrated into an application) is to use a tool such as Stylus Studio. One of the nice things is that Stylus allows you to validate using a range of different processors - if your document is invalid, it can be helpful to get the error messages from more than one processor. By contrast, XML Spy uses its own schema processor, which is not always 100% conformant with the spec."
Stylus Studio announced the release of Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, the newest edition of the award winning Stylus Studio XML IDE.
Packed with new tools for Java code generation, EDI/EDIFACT document conversion, and XQuery application development among others, Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition claims to be a comprehensive tool for advanced XML data integration projects.
Tools included in the release:
-- Java Code Generation
-- Updated W3C XQuery Compliance working draft of April 2005
-- Loads of new XML Schema Tools
-- XML Diff Text View: The XML Diff Viewer has a third way to view differences in XML documents. In addition to the Split View - Tree tab and the Merged tab, you can now view two documents side-by-side in plain text on the Split View - Text tab.
-- Canonical XML Converter: Render XML in its canonical form with a single mouse click - just one of the many new features in the Stylus Studio XML Editor.
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