Students Learn XML Faster with Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition

Professors, Students, and Leading XML Training Companies Agree — Stylus Studio's Visual Editing Tools Simplify XML Learning

Bedford, MAMarch  1, 2005 Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of innovative XML tools for all XML technologies including XML, XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, Web services, SQL/XML, and XQuery, today announced the availability of Stylus Studio® 6 Home Edition, Release 2. The latest update of their value-priced XML IDE for home and student users adds a completely revamped XML Schema Editor, updated support for XSLT editing and debugging, and hundreds of customer-requested usability enhancements. Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition, Release 2 is now available immediately for a free trial download.

What Users Have to Say About the Best Tool for Learning XML

Since its inaugural release less than one year ago, Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition has gained tremendous market share in the rapidly growing XML education and training industry. Students, professors, and leading XML training companies all recognize that XML proficiency is a must-have skill in today’s application development market, and that Stylus Studio's intuitive XML editors and tools dramatically simplify learning of XML concepts.

"Stylus Home Edition provides an excellent environment for learning the ropes of fundamental XML technologies like XML Schema and XSLT. The ability to work in the actual XML syntax, or opt for a GUI driven environment, puts at the user's fingertips the interface that best suits their learning preferences. The result is a faster and more pleasant learning experience." — Don Smith, Director of Training Innodata Isogen, the world's leading XML training and consulting company.

"I am an IT Student interning at Siemens Schweiz AG, learning XML & XSLT for my studies. Stylus Studio helps me a lot, to transform and create different types of data — it's greatly improved my efficiency in this range. Thank you!" — D. Cinter, an Intern at a Large Multi-national Electrical Engineering Corporation.

"I tried several XML editors to accomplish my work, and settled on using Stylus - I'm also a big fan of Stylus Studio's integrated XPath search tools. Overall I am impressed with Stylus Studio's support for working with XML, XSLT, SVG and other key W3C standards" — Prof. Birnbaum, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition, Release 2 at the Stylus Studio website.

10 Reasons Why Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition is the World's Best Tool for XML Education

Teachers, professors, instructors, and professional training companies from over a thousand learning institutions around the world are using Stylus Studio in their classes or for other XML learning purposes. Educators can read a summary of the top 10 reasons why thousands of instructors and students have chosen Stylus Studio as their preferred XML development tool for learning and teaching XML.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition was specifically designed for the millions of XML enthusiasts currently learning or working with XML in educational, training, or home settings. Offered at just $99 (USD) for a single-user license, Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition is the most intuitive and productive tool-set available for learning XML on a budget. Purchase Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition now from our Online Shop.

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 registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. Sleepycat Software and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software, Inc. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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