Stylus Studio® 2006 Release 2 Now Available

Develop and Deploy XML Data Integration Solutions with Powerful New Tools and Components for EDI, XQuery, Web Services and XSLT.

Bedford, MA, March 27, 2006 – Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio® 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition, the latest version of its award-winning XML IDE. The new release provides powerful new XML tools and utilities to simplify XML data integration tasks faced by developers. Software professionals can download a free trial of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition today.

"Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 exemplifies our continued focus on delivering the most innovative products for solving XML data integration challenges," said Carlo Innocenti, Program Manager of DataDirect Technologies XML Product Group. "The new XML development tools and utilities, as well as significant performance and extensibility enhancements to our XML deployment adapter technologies, provide a very compelling, standards-based solution for working with heterogeneous data sources."

The following are some of the highlights of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition:

  • Enhanced EDI Support: Stylus Studio's EDI-to-XML and XML-to-EDI tools now support hundreds of message and transaction set types of EDIFACT and X12 - across dozens of versions - allowing EDI to be used as easily as XML as input to XSLT and XQuery programs. And those same programs can write output through the adapter, generating EDI transparently and automatically. Stylus Studio supports the newest release of X12, 5030, keeping the tradition of providing comprehensive support of available versions of X12. Preliminary versions of EDIFACT are also supported. Stylus Studio can now automatically convert to and from EDIFACT versions from the prototype 88-1 to the present D05A version. The International Air Transport Association dialect of EDI, IATA PADIS, an EDI standard for air transportation, is also supported.
  • Convert IATA to XML Schema: A new Document Wizard allows you to convert an IATA documents to XML Schema, simplifying the verification of IATA files converted to XML.
  • Invoke Web Services from XQuery: Use the Stylus Studio Web Service Call Composer to design and test any Web service invocation, then generate the XQuery code needed to invoke the same SOAP request directly in your XQuery application.
  • Integration with xqDoc: Generate user-friendly documentation of your XQuery libraries and modules for reference purposes.
  • Support for Saxon 8.7 XSLT and XQuery Processor: Updated support for developing applications using the schema-aware, Saxon XQuery and Saxon XSLT processor.
  • Support for WSDL to Java Bindings: Integrated support for Apache Axis Java code generation directly within the Stylus Studio Web Service Call Composer.
  • XML Adapter API Enhancements: Seamless access to relational databases, EDI, flat files, and other legacy data from your XSLT stylesheets or XQuery expressions can be done using Stylus Studio's high-performance Java adapter components that are now easier to embed and offer even faster streaming data performance.

"[Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2] is powerful and unlike its competitors, follows most XML development standards," writes Mario Morejon, Technical Editor, CRN Test Center. "Stylus' XML Schema editor is simple to use …. Stylus Studio leads the industry in adhering to most leading XML parsers and validators [providing] integrated support for Apache's Xalan-J, Microsoft's MSXML .Net, and Saxon 6 and 8, [as well as] its own XSLT processor. In addition, developers can use Microsoft's MSXML DOM and SAX parsers, .Net XML parser and Apache Xerces-J ... CRN engineers were impressed with the implementation of XQuery and its integration with Stylus' XML mapping technology."

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. For a limited time, take advantage of an introductory 10% discount on top of our already super package savings. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition start at just $795 (USD)!

The Stylus Studio 2006 Webcast

Learn how Stylus Studio can simplify data integration applications by attending a live, online presentation on Thursday March 30, 2006 at 10:00AM and 2:00PM EST. The presentation covers developing and deploying an application that integrates XML, relational, and legacy data using Stylus Studio. Ask your own questions during the Q&A session following the presentation. To learn more, or to register, visit:

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: XSLT, XSL:FO, XML Schema, DTD, XQuery, EDI, Web services and legacy data integration. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit:

Stylus Studio and DataDirect XQuery are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation 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.

Other Stylus Studio Press Releases:

Thursday, March 16, 2006 Edit and Validate XML

Monday, March 13, 2006 XML Schema Made Easy

Friday, February 24, 2006 Building XML Workflow Applications

Friday, February 17, 2006 Business-to-Business Data Integration in a SOA World

Friday, February 10, 2006 Network World: Stylus Studio XML IDE Overachieves

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Learn Stylus Studio in 6 Minutes

Monday, January 23, 2006 XQuery Innovator Queried by Stylus Studio

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Product of the Year: Stylus Studio 2007 XML Suite

Monday, December 11, 2006 Build XML Pipelines

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 DataDirect Technologies Announces

Monday, December 4, 2006 Visually Integrate and Publish Data

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Jonathan Robie, DataDirect Technologies’ XQuery Technology Lead, to Present at XML 2006 Conference

Monday, October 30, 2006 Upgrade Competing XML Tools to Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Stylus Studio Receives Recommended Status From CRN Magazine

Monday, September 25, 2006 Stylus Studio Releases All-New XML Pipeline and XML Publishing Tools to Simplify XML Development

Monday, September 25, 2006 Stylus Studio Announces Significant Price Reductions on Award Winning Enterprise XML Tools Suite

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Tools and Components Now Available to the Developer Community


Thursday, May 4, 2006 CRN: Stylus Studio Follows Most Standards Unlike its Competitors

Monday, May 1, 2006 Defining your own Functions in XQuery


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