CRN: Stylus Studio Follows Most Standards Unlike its Competitors

Stylus Studio is the leading choice for standards-compliant XML development projects

BEDFORD, MA -- 05/04/2006 -- Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced that Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition has received praise from CRN Magazine for being a powerful, easy to use, and standards-compliant XML development tool. In recent years, Stylus Studio has earned a reputation among hundreds of thousands of users and the IT media as being a popular tool for simplifying XML development. Stylus Studio encourages everyone to read what CRN had to say about Stylus Studio by visiting

Not all XML Tools Follow W3C Standards

When it comes to standards compliance, not all XML IDEs are created equally. Stylus Studio is designed from the ground up to provide a seamless integration with all of the major XML Schema, XSLT, and XQuery processing components, including Apache Xerces, XSV, Microsoft System.XML, MSXML, DataDirect XQuery, Saxon 8.7, Apache Xalan, and many other popular XML processing components, whereas other XML IDEs support only their own proprietary XML processing components which, according to many users, suffer from various standards-compatibility issues. Stylus Studio also relies on standard W3C XQuery and XSLT as its internal diagram mapping representations, avoiding any proprietary intermediate formats. CRN Technical Editor Mario Morejon recognized this key differentiating factor in his report in the April Issue of CRN Magazine, noting that "[Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2] is powerful and unlike its competitors, follows most XML development standards".

Stylus Studio is Simple to Use

Mr. Morejon also reports that "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." Software professionals are encouraged to read the full CRN article, entitled Querying XML With Stylus Studio, to learn more about the many new innovative features in Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition start at just $795 (USD).

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, XML Schema, DTD, XQuery, EDI, XML mapping, 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:

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