# Sunday, 22 December 2013
December 2013 - Check Out the Best Articles & Tutorials of the Year

Hello from the Stylus Studio Team!

The end of 2013 is here. It has been a great year and we are so thankful for all of our users. We have big things coming in 2014 and look forward to sharing them with you!

For this month's Scoop we are taking a look back at our favorite articles and tutorials from the past year. If you missed any of these, now is a great time to read and enjoy them.

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Customer Story - MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions was looking for an XML IDE to facilitate their needs. Out of the 5% that responded to their calls, only one was able to answer all of their questions at both functional and technical levels. That was the Stylus Studio team!

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Enterprise Reporting Module - A Chat With Force 5, Inc.

We recently sat down with the architect team at Force 5, Inc. to learn how they used Stylus Studio to drastically accelerate the development and testing of a new reporting module for their Gatekeeper product.

The conversation provided insight regarding their development process and how they utilized Stylus Studio.

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Using XQuery To Generate JSON from Relational Data

This article describes how to build a simple multi-tier solution to expose relational data to a modern HTML application using JSON.

We want to expose the database through a simple REST web service interface which allows a variety of client technologies to query the data without being tightly coupled to the underlying database product.

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Keep Your Library Up-to-Date with Google Books API

Books are fundamental elements of our culture. No matter where you live or what your cultural background, we are sure that there has been at least one book that impacted your life and left great memories.

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posted on Sunday, 22 December 2013 09:33:10 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 10 November 2013

Stylus Studio X15 build 1910m takes an additional step toward supporting XML Schema 1.1. Here an example which shows how to use XML Schema 1.1 in Stylus Studio.

The following schema makes use of assertions, a schema feature introduced in version 1.1, which allows to assert XPath 2.0 expressions against the content model. Here we assert that the element "root" has to have a text node's length greater than 0.

Here we attempt to validate a document against the schema which is properly reported as not valid.

But what if we want to validate and to transform in a single step, taking advantage of Saxon Schema Aware?

The following screenshot shows the Saxon processor settings  in the XSLT Editor scenario dialog, which now features an additional combo-box to pick the validation mode.

If you do not want to link all your XML documents to the schema but still run validation you can make use of the schema cache which can be associated to a Stylus Studio project folder.

Now we just need to add our XSLT transformation to the project folder and, in the next execution, we can see the processor loading the schema automatically and flag the validation error

In addition to validate the XML input document we can also validate the transformation output. Here you can see the post Validation settings in the XSLT scenario dialog, which starting with build 1910m allows to select Saxonica Validator XSD 1.1.  

Post validation also can take advantage of the project folder schema schema cache discussed above. 

posted on Sunday, 10 November 2013 15:37:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 17 October 2013
October 2013 - 'My Gutenberg Project' & AUP Offer

Hello from the Stylus Studio Team!

You can feel it in the air. It is starting to get a little cooler outside. The Stylus Studio team can hardly believe we are already in the last few months of 2013. We hope it has been a great year for everyone. This month's Scoop features a short article written by a Stylus Studio user. The article revolves around Project Gutenberg and metadata services for libraries. We hope you enjoy it.

Additionally, we are excited to be offering a discount on Annual Upgrade Protection. To take advantage of this offer or learn more about AUP, please read below.

20% Off Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP)

X15 Owners who do not have AUP can grab it right now for 20% Off. If you have an older license (2010 - X14) contact Niki for information on pricing.

Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP) is optional coverage that ensures that you not only receive every Software Maintenance update but also any Software Upgrades we release during your AUP coverage period. With the AUP, these Stylus Studio updates and upgrades are free. You do not have to pay an additional upgrade license fee to stay current. Learn more about AUP here: http://www.stylusstudio.com/aup_faq.html

To take advantage of this great offer, send an email to Niki Peckham (niki.peckham@ivitechnologies.com) and ask her about getting 20% Off on AUP.

'My Gutenberg Project'

Dana Pearson, a Stylus Studio user, wrote a brief article on the Gutenberg Project and integrating online resources into library discovery systems. Dana is an expert in metadata services for libraries.

Dana said "The most satisfying aspects of the project were the problems that required learning something new about XSLT 2.0." Check out the full article to learn more about this great project.

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Customer Story - MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions

Stylus Studio

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions was looking for an XML IDE to facilitate their needs. Out of the 5% that responded to their calls, only one was able to answer all of their questions at both functional and technical levels. That was the Stylus Studio team!

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How to Run Unattended Stylus Studio Install

Stylus Studio team member Ivan Pedruzzi put together a quick step-by-step post on running an unattended Stylus Studio install. This is now possible starting with Stylus Studio X15.

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posted on Thursday, 17 October 2013 13:44:48 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback