The Stylus Scoop December 2005 — Understanding Schema-Aware XSLT and XQuery
Dear Stylus Studio Friends,
Table of Contents, December 2005
Schema-Aware XSLT and XQuery Processing in Stylus Studio
One of the most significant new features in the Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition is the new support for schema-aware queries and stylesheets. A new article by Dr. Michael Kay, founder of Saxonica, explains why schema-awareness in XSLT and XQuery is something that you should consider using all the time. It's similar to the situation with XML itself: you can create and manipulate XML documents without ever validating them against a DTD or schema, but many experts will tell you that that's not good practice in anything other than a throw-away use-once application. An Introduction to Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets covers the following topics:
Learn all about schema-aware XSLT and XQuery processing in Stylus Studio today!
The Stylus Studio Holiday Giveaway: Free Coffee Machines & Toasters
From now until December 16, 2005, use the coupon code 'HOLIDAY2005' when you check out of the Stylus Studio online shop and save an additional 10% off our already discounted prices on Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition or Stylus Studio 2006 XML Professional Edition at our online shop.
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Stylus Studio Adds Support for .NET 2.0 and MSXML 6.0
Stylus Studio has added integrated support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 and MSXML 6.0. Now you can validate XML documents and transform XSLT stylesheets using the latest and greatest Microsoft XML processing component technologies directly from within the Stylus Studio's XML Editor and XSLT tools. After all, what good is Visual Studio integration offered by those other tools if you're forced to use proprietary XML processing technologies instead of the actual Microsoft XML processing components that Microsoft XML developers are likely to use in their production applications? Avoid the potential headaches by learning about Stylus Studio's new support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 and MSXML 6.0 development can ensure application compatibility.
How Stylus Studio Saved Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, and while Mrs. Claus napped,
The Case for XQuery
Still pondering whether to use XQuery for your application? The Case for XQuery, by Jerry King (Vice President and General Manager, XML Products) argues that some of the reasons for using XQuery include ease of use, similarity to SQL, the demand for data integration, enhanced developer productivity, an active vendor (and user) community, interoperability with legacy data, the widespread use of XML, and more. Jerry's article appeared in this month's issue of XML-Journal, and you can read it online today.
True Stylus Studio Stories
Here's what one of our customers had to say about the recently released Stylus Studio XML Converters and EDI Tools: "Legacy integration is one of the toughest problems to solve in most of our customer environments. Stylus Studio's EDI-to-XML conversion tools and XML Converters let us quickly integrate legacy data into our Industry Basic Information System (IBIS) using industry-standard XML technologies and components." Dr.Slavomír Lajda, Managing Director at Chirasys s.r.o, a Slovakian systems integrator engaged in delivering advanced ERP solutions for manufacturing and distribution firms world-wide, continued, "Enhanced productivity in our development cycles coupled with thousands of built-in EDI adapters and the ability to easily design custom EDI-to-XML adapters have won Stylus Studio a role on our team."
And Paul Hughes, Contributing Editor at CNET, says in this week's Download Dispatch newsletter: "If you're a high-powered XML developer, chances are you already know about Stylus Studio, one of the most high-power IDEs around for XML. Whether you've heard about it or not, though, anybody who works with XML would do well to check out Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition 2006, a major release that just came out last week. Just as it always has, Stylus Studio cuts your dev time by giving you stable, intuitive, well-designed tools that work the way you expect them to, but this release adds even better standards conformance and a lot of new functionality, including powerful XML Converters, screen-saving XML code-folding, a new EDI conversion and validation wizard, and updated XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 support."
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