Top-Ten Reasons to Buy Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite

Wondering why you should buy Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite instead of Stylus Studio® XML Professional Suite? Here are 10 reasons:

10. Java Code Generation

Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite generates portable Java code for XML transformations (XSLT) and queries (XQuery) developed in Stylus Studio. The generated Java files, which work in any software application, reflect all of the settings that you specified in your XQuery and XSLT scenario properties — your choice of XML processor, parameters, input/output files, and post processing options — are all preserved and converted to working code! Dozens of other options allow you to easily further customize the generated code. Save yourself hours of tedious and error-prone work with the click of a button with the Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite Java Code Generator!

9. XSLT and XQuery Profilers

If your application has the need for speed, Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite's XSLT profiler and XQuery profiler are just what the doctor ordered! Profilers are important tools for analyzing XSLT stylesheet or XQuery performance — they report detailed trace of execution times, allowing you to benchmark XSLT or XQuery against different processors, providing valuable insight into how to optimize the underlying XSLT or XQuery code. As XSLT and XQuery applications become increasingly complex, Stylus Studio's Profiler become essential - especially if you plan to deploy XSLT or XQuery code to mission-critical systems. Stop the guesswork and improve XML application performance by buying Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite today.

8. Support for EDI: UN/EDIFACT, EANCOM, IATA, X12 and More

Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite has advanced EDI tools for transforming EDI files into XML — and XML back to EDI — making even the most complicated EDI integration work a breeze. It features a suite of EDI dictionaries covering dozens of versions, including HL7, EDIFACT, X12, IATA and EANCOM. There are also extension mechanisms and powerful visual tools for creating EDI-to-XML data mappings for custom formats. Wizards are provided which will create W3C XML Schema documents corresponding to specific message types and versions (such as EDIFACT or X12 schemas), so that you can validate your XML against the EDI standards. Simply put, Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite is the best tool for working with EDI and XML.

7. Data Conversion Tools and Pre-built Data Converters

Convert to XML is our all-purpose tool for visually converting practically any data source into any XML output format, or vice-versa. You can design your own XML converters in minutes, or automatically convert stuff to XML with Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite's pre-built data converters! File formats as diverse as Base64, CSV, dBase, Binary, .ini, RTF, EDI, EDIFACT, X12 and hundreds of others can all be easily and quickly converted to XML! And these are not just one-off data conversions — they're Stylus Studio file converters! This means you can create a customized XML view of your legacy data, then seamlessly operate on that legacy data source using all of Stylus Studio's XML tools. Imagine being able to use CSV files as an input source for an XQuery and XSLT mapping project, without standing on your head, and without uttering unpleasant oaths! And the icing on the cake? That converted legacy data source can be used to generate Java code (see reason #10) to make the whole kit and kaboodle work in a live server-based XML application. Need to use them in your own applications? No problem. The Data Conversion API is available for your programs to call directly.

6. Industry-Standard XML Catalogs

Working with FIXML, HL7, RIXML, DocBook, or any industry-standard XML vocabulary for that matter? Then get Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite — it includes the most comprehensive out-of-the-box support for working with XML catalogs that you'll find in any XML IDE, regardless of cost. Thousands of industry-standard XML data models available to you at your fingertips! (And we throw in the hottest XML IDE on the market, to boot!) Learn more about OASIS catalogs and why you should care today!

5. Enterprise Web Service Tools

Most IDEs (including Stylus Studio) provide Web service features to locate, invoke, and test any Web service. That's nice. But only Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite provides all of this more Web service tools within the framework of our powerful and comprehensive XML IDE. Under the covers, Web services rely on XML technologies, so an XML approach to developing XML Web services can often yield significant productivity gains. For example, once you've configured a Web Service Call Scenario, only Stylus Studio allows you to abstract the Web service call as a live, Stylus Studio data source, allowing you to seamlessly use live Web service data anywhere in Stylus Studio XML — as a data source for XQuery or XSLT, or in conjunction with the Java Code Generator for example. (See #7 for more information about Stylus Studio data sources, and #10 for the Java Code Generator). Serious XML Web Service development requires the right tools for the job — get started today with Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite!

4. XML Schema-Awareness in XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0

Don't trust strangers — even children know this. So why are grown-up engineers so cavalier when it comes to their data? When working with external data sources, it's important that you check the validity of the data before using it in your application. Why? Because it helps ensure correct program behavior and reduces unwanted bugs. Validating the input in a data integration application is important, but it's not a complete solution. Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite makes it easy to practice safe XSLT and XQuery with new Schema-Awareness features, alowing you to enable static typing, type-safety and automatic validation of the output of an XML transformation or query against any XML Schema. With the new schema-aware Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite, you can automatically check and be confident in the correctness of your output — don't let data doubt stand between you and total XML application happiness. Ensure that your program is not spewing nonsensical output (nb: marketers have a license to spew) with Schema Aware XSLT and XQuery, just one of the many great features only available in Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite!

3. XML Publishing Tools

Simplify XML Publising applications with Stylus Studio XML Publisher, a powerful XML report designer that allows users to create advanced document layouts for use in single-source publishing, XML content management, and multi-channel publishing applications. Using an intuitive visual interface, business users can easily design rich document layouts to publish XML to PDF, HTML, Postscript and many other document formats using XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0, or XQuery 1.0. Stylus Studio XML Publisher supports numerous heterogeneous data sources including relational databases; XML databases; Web services: EDI, EDIFACT, X12, CSV and other flat file formats; as well as XML and XML Schema documents.

2. XML Pipeline

An XML pipeline is a way to express the various steps in processing XML documents. Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite provides powerful grapical tools for expressing XML pipelines in terms of a series of XML operations, for example, converting, validating, transforming, or performing other operations on an XML document. Using the XML Pipeline, Software Architects can easily visualize their XML applications (such as ETL, EII, and EAI applications) at a higher level, and automate many common XML programming tasks including Java code generation and debugging of XML processing applications.

And the number one reason to make Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite your XML IDE...

1. Support for DataDirect XML Converters™

So you've used Stylus Studio® XML Enterprise Suite to create relational and legacy data sources (described in #7 and #5 above), and you've built XQuery and XSLT that aggregate these and other data sources (EDI, Web services, relational databases, flat files, and more!) and transform the data into your desired output format. And, of course, you have used Stylus Studio® XML Enterprise Suite to perform XML output validation (described in #4).

XML application development has always been a snap with Stylus Studio, and now you can take it with you. Once you've set up an XML data integration application in Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite, you can use the Java code generator to generate the code, leveraging DataDirect XML Converters™ to make it all work. And you can deploy at any level: entire pipelines, individual steps such as XQuery or XSLT embedded in Java, or even just calling the data converters directly from your own application. We've made it all transparent and we've used industry-standard API's, so there is none of this nonsense about locking you in to our XQuery or our XSLT. It's just that ours works better. Instead of the black box method of deployment, use Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite's Java code generator (see reason #10) to take your applications from development to deployment! Think outside the black box! Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite is the most productive approach to developing — and now, deploying — advanced, standards-based XML data integration applications! Get started by buying Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite today!

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Stylus Studio has recently announced significant price cuts, starting at just 695 for a single user license. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that you get a lot more for a lot less with Stylus Studio® X16 XML Enterprise Suite.


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