Stylus Studio Among "Exceptional" XML and Web Services Tools, XSLT Mapper and SQL/XML COonnectivity Earn High Marks, eWEEK Reports


Bedford, Mass.March 8, 2004 —-eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza recently conducted an in-depth technical review of Sonic Stylus Studio 5.1, a leading XML Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and affirmed its standing among the few "Exceptional" XML and Web Services Tools available in the market, citing advanced relational database to XML connectivity and powerful XSLT mapping features. The complete review appeared in the February 4, 2004 issue of eWeek, available at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1518622,00.asp.

Stylus Studio 5.1 Offers Database Connectivity Using SQL/XML


One of the powerful new features in Version 5.1 is the DB-to-XML Data Source Editor. By leveraging the new SQL/XML standard, Stylus Studio users can now directly connect to any database and use that data as XML. The DB-to-XML Data Source feature also makes it possible to perform complex XQuery statements across databases and XML sources. Stylus Studio also supports visual generation of SELECT and UPDATE statements for relational databases using the SQL/XML standard. Supported relational databases include Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and Sybase.

Enhanced XSLT Editor Wins Praise


Stylus Studio is widely accepted as being the most advanced XSLT development tool on the market, providing features such as XSLT editing, mapping, profiling, and debugging. In keeping with this tradition of excellence, eWeek declared: "While we've always thought the mapper in Stylus Studio was good, it has seen some nice improvements in this Version 5.1." By using Stylus Studio to generate XSLT for XML-to-HTML transformations with the ability to directly access relational data through SQL/XML, IT managers can now dramatically reduce the effort required to aggregate and transform data for web-based distribution and reporting.

Pricing & Availability

Stylus Studio 5.1 is available immediately for a free 30-day trial download at www.stylusstudio.com. Stylus Studio is also available for online purchase, starting at $399 (US) for a single user license. A complete price list is available on the web at: http://www.sonicsoftware.com/products/sonic_stylus_studio/purchase/index.ssp, or call (781) 999-7000.

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.


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Monday, October 25, 2004 Sleepycat Software and Stylus Studio Provide XQuery Tools for XML Data Access

Monday, October 4, 2004 Stylus Studio 6 Enables XML Data Integration with Powerful New Tools for XQuery, XSLT, and more

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 The Stylus Scoop Interviews Java and XML Guru Jason Hunter

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 The Stylus Scoop Interviews XML Technology Luminary Dr. Michael Kay

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 New Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition Offers Powerful Low-Cost XML IDE for Mass-Market

Monday, July 26, 2004 New Educational Videos Demonstrate Standards-Based Approach to Data Integration and Web Publishing

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Stylus Studio XML IDE Adds Saxon XQuery Processor Support for Seamless XQuery Development

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 Stylus Studio XML IDE Used to Showcase Advanced XQuery and SQL/XML Technologies at JavaOne

Monday, June 28, 2004 Stylus Studio 5.3 Adds XML Differencing and Enhanced XML Mapping Tools to Award-Winning XML IDE

Friday, February 13, 2004 Stylus Studio Among "Exceptional" XML and Web Services Tools

Monday, January 12, 2004 Stylus Studio and The Association for Retail Technology Standards

Tuesday, September 2, 2003 Sonic Software Releases Sonic Stylus Studio 5.0

Monday, March 3, 2003 Sonic Software Releases Sonic Stylus Studio 4.6

Tuesday, September 2, 2003 Sonic Software Releases Sonic Stylus Studio 5.0

Monday, March 3, 2003 Sonic Software Releases Sonic Stylus Studio 4.6

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 XML & Web Services 2002: Best of Show Award

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