New Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition Offers Powerful Low-Cost XML IDE for Mass-Market
Bedford, Mass. Aug 3, 2004 Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry leading provider of XML tools for all XML technologies including XML, XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, Web services, SQL/XML, and XQuery, today announced the release of a new, value-priced Home Edition of their award-winning XML IDE specifically designed for the millions of XML enthusiasts currently learning or working with XML in educational, training, or home learning settings. The new Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition is offered at just $49 (USD) for a single-user license and boasts substantially more XML development features in comparison to other low-cost XML tools.
When it comes to low-cost XML tools, software developers need to shop carefully. Smaller product companies offer tools with very limited, specialized functionality. So-called 'free' XML editors offer XML features, but are unsupported and come with constraints that often render the application unusable and after short (sometimes after as few as 24 hours) trial periods. Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition offers a clear alternative to partial solutions and bait-and-switch software.
Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition: The Simple, Sensible Alternative
"Before deciding on using Stylus Studio, I tried several XML editors and IDEs. I chose Stylus Studio because it gives me exactly what I need for developing XML-driven Web applications that take advantage of XSLT stylesheets and XML schema capabilities", said Saun Shewanown, an Instructional Technology doctoral student at The University of Georgia. "An XML-driven Web site is a great vehicle for sharing concepts that involve large amounts of data. I prefer not to spend too much of my time programming Stylus Studio allows me to separate the user interface from the data a great plus for people who appreciate software design. Stylus Studio offers the features I need without a lofty price."
"XML technologies, once reserved for the IT elite, are now the talk of town with new XML features appearing in every programming and scripting language, database, Web service framework they all speak XML! So XML has become a mandatory skill for any Web developer or IT professional these days. Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition offers a sensible solution for the growing community of XML enthusiasts, providing a highly intuitive and productive environment for working with and learning XML at an incredibly affordable price just $49 bucks! That's not a lot of money for most, and it's a very prudent way to invest in acquiring and upgrading essential XML skills," said Ivan Pedruzzi, Stylus Studio's Senior Product Architect. "Naturally, as Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition users advance their skills, their needs for a robust and complete XML IDE will grow. And we are excited to offer Stylus Studio 5 XML Professional Edition, which provides even more advanced support for XML Mapping, XQuery, XSLT, SQL/XML, Web services, and more at just $395 for a single-user license. Home Edition users who choose to upgrade can put their purchase price toward Stylus Studio 5 XML Professional Edition — only $346 for Stylus Studio 5 XML Professional Edition represents a class-leading value on the industry’s most powerful and innovative XML IDE."
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, flexible file format developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) designed to simplify the standards-based exchange of a wide variety of any information on the Web and within and across enterprises.
The new Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition includes XML tools such as:
For more information about Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition is available at the Stylus Studio website.
Pricing & Availability
The new Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition is available now for a free 30-day trial download. Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition is priced at $49 (USD) for a single-user license and can be purchased from our Online Shop. Stylus Studio 5 Home Edition is restricted to non-commercial use. Stylus Studio 5 XML Professional Edition, the industry standard XML IDE for advanced XML data integration, is also available from the online shop, starting at $395 for a single-user license, or contact us.
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.
Stylus Studio is a trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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