Stylus Studio Offers Unprecedented Employee Discount on Award-Winning XML Tools for Everyone

Historic Savings Provide Opportunity for Developers to Solve XML Development Challenges at Lowest Price Ever

Bedford, MA, July 20, 2005 — Stylus Studio (, the leading provider of XML tools for advanced data integration, today announced that for the first time in history, its employee discount on the Stylus Studio® 6 XML Enterprise Edition is being extended to XML developers everywhere through July 31, 2005 at the Stylus Studio Online Shop. You pay the same great price we pay. Not a cent more. But wait; that's not all! Customers who act now can also apply the Stylus Studio Employee Discount on online purchases of Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP) packs for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition, at just $175.50 (USD) per user.

Stylus Studio is proud to have recently released the Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, the newest version of the award winning Stylus Studio XML IDE. Packed with powerful new tools for Java code generation, EDI/EDIFACT document conversion, and XQuery application development, Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition is without question the world's most comprehensive tool for advanced XML data integration projects. No single tool provides so many high-quality XML productivity tools in a single, comprehensive and value-priced offering, including tools for XML mapping, XML data modeling, Web services development, and legacy data integration. The new release raises the bar for XML developer productivity, setting a new standard for quality, innovation and value in XML tools industry.

Why Choose Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition?

Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition is the most powerful and productive XML IDE for developing, debugging and deploying advanced XML applications. Here are just a few of benefits that make it the tool of choice for thousands of IT professionals worldwide:

  • Java Code Generation: Now you can generate Java code for your XQuery and XSLT stylesheets and deploy that code to a live production server or application. Stylus Studio captures the settings specified in the XQuery and XSLT scenarios — your choice of XML processor, parameters, input/output files, and post-processing options, for example — and reflects them in the generated Java code.
  • Updated W3C XQuery Compliance: Stylus Studio is the first XML IDE to fully support the W3C XQuery working draft of April 2005, taking the lead on the path of innovation to this critical emerging data integration technology.
  • New XML Schema Productivity Tools: Generate sample XML fragments from XML Schema components; create XML Schema documentation with a familiar JavaDoc-like layout; perform XML Schema-based output validation of XSLT or XQuery transformations. These and many more usability enhancements further enhance Stylus Studio's position as the most innovative XML Schema Tool for XML data modeling.
  • XML File Explorer Window: The new File Explorer window provides a handy way for developers to manage files in Stylus Studio and to perform other basic file-oriented operations (delete, copy, and rename, for example). You can also easily convert files by dragging the file you want to convert onto any built-in or user-defined adapter. A new Auto-Backup feature optionally creates backup files of your documents when you save them.
  • XML Diff Text View: XML Differencing is even easier now with a third way to view differences in XML documents. In addition to the Split View - Tree tab and the Merged tab, you can now view two documents side-by-side in plain text on the Split View - Text tab.
  • Canonical XML Converter: Convert XML into canonical form with a single mouse click.
  • XML Spell Checker: Admit it, there's a reason you didn't become a marketing copywriter — but now you can impress your colleagues with your brilliant command of the English language with the Stylus Studio XML Spell Checker!
  • EDIFACT to XML Schema Conversions: Simplify EDIFACT data integration projects with a new utility for generating XML Schema from EDIFACT messages. This module is fully integrated with the XML Schema Editor.
  • JAXB Support: Generate Java-XML bindings from your XML Schemas using the Java API for XML Binding (JAXB). This module is fully integrated with the Java IDE and XML Schema Editor.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, Release 3 is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop starting at $995 (USD) for a single user license, with volume discounts available. A new feature matrix provides an easy side-by-side comparison of Stylus Studio editions.

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.

DataDirect and Stylus Studio are registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. 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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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Lights, Camera, XQuery!

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 Stylus Studio Adds XQuery Tools Support for Sleepycat's Berkeley DB XML 2.0

Monday, January 24, 2005 Stylus Studio and Mark Logic Announce Integrated XQuery Development Support for MarkLogic's CMS

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 EDI to XML Data Integration Support Added to Stylus Studio 6 Release 2

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 Stylus Studio Announces Top 10 XQuery and XML Predictions for 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005 An Introduction to XML Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets by Dr. Michael Kay

Monday, November 14, 2005 DataDirect Launches XML Converters for Accessing any Data Source as XML

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Caught on Tape: Bi-Directional EDI to XML Mapping!

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