Sonic Software Releases Sonic Stylus Studio 4.6

Integration with SonicXQ™ ESB, New XQuery Editor, XML Schema Designer and Document Generator Features Improve Productivity for Integration Teams

Bedford, MAMarch 03, 2003 — Sonic Software today announced the release of Stylus Studio™ 4.6, its award-winning XML development environment acquired through the acquisition of eXcelon Corp. last year. Version 4.6 integrates Stylus Studio's hallmark XSLT debugger with the SonicXQ™ enterprise service bus (ESB), making it easier to develop transformations stored within the SonicXQ environment. Additional new features in Stylus Studio 4.6 include an XQuery editor and debugger, an innovative XML-to-HTML WYSIWYG editor, a graphical XML Schema Designer and automated XML Schema Documentation Generator, making Stylus Studio the most productive XML development environment available today. Integration of Stylus Studio with the SonicXQ ESB provides a very powerful combination for standards-based integration projects.

"Stylus Studio is bar-none the best tool I have seen for working with XML in all of its guises, from building and debugging XQuery programs to graphically designing XSLT transformations for generating HTML, to designing and mapping schemas and developing XML-based web applications," said Kurt Cagle, author of SVG Programming (APress, 2002). "It occupies a very special place in my toolbox."

"While most integration solutions require months, if not years, of expensive consulting services, Stylus Studio's support for integration standards enables our customers to leverage their in-house staff to tackle complex integration projects," said Paul Moxon, senior director of Product Management at Sonic Software. "The powerful combination of Stylus Studio with the SonicXQ ESB improves the productivity of integration teams, accelerating deployment of integration projects."

For a limited period Sonic is offering Stylus Studio 4.6 at an introductory price of $295 per copy. To learn more about Stylus Studio, download evaluations or purchase the product please visit

Pricing & Availability

Stylus Studio is available now for a free 30-day trial download, and can be purchased at our Online Shop, or contact us. Prices start at $395(USD) for a single-user license, All current Stylus Studio customers are eligible for a free upgrade to Stylus Studio Release 5.3.

About Stylus Studio®

Stylus Studio, a product from Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), is the first and only XML IDE to provide advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML and XQuery. Used by over 100,000 software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For a complete listing of new product features, visit: Additional technical product information about Stylus Studio is available at

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation. SonicXQ and the Sonic Software logo are trademarks of Sonic Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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