The Stylus Scoop May 2006 - Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 Now Available

Dear Stylus Studio Friend,

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 is now available! This newest release of the world's best XML IDE adds new and updated support for many popular XML processing components - we're confident it will simplify your XML development tasks. Read on to find out more.

All this, free T-shirts, XSLT tutorials and more in this month's Stylus Scoop, the world's best XML development newsletter!

Ivan Pedruzzi
Sr. Product Architect
The Stylus Studio Team

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Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 Now Available

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition is now available for a free trial download, or for purchase from the Stylus Studio online shop. The new release includes powerful new XML tools, enhancements to Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components, and support for many widely-used data processing components for working with XQuery, XSL:FO, and XSLT technologies. Here are some of the highlights:

Support for DataDirect XQuery 2.0, the world's fastest XQuery processor

  • New XPath Query Editor with multi-line editing; Sense:X auto-completion for syntax, functions, and axis; the ability to create namespace prefixes; and more.
  • Support for the RenderX XSL Formatting Objects (XSL:FO) processor (Personal Edition) for developing XML publishing applications.
  • New Java APIs for the Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components for accessing EDI / X12 / EDIFACT and other legacy data formats.
  • Support for the Saxon 8.7.1 XSLT and XQuery Processor.
  • Support for DataDirect Connect for JDBC 3.6 for faster relational database access.
  • Executing and debugging support for System.Xml.Xsl.XslTransform on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Enhanced relational database access in XQuery Editor and XQuery Mapper.
  • Web service tools now supports additional legacy SOAP encoding styles (RPC/Literal, RPC/Encoded) and the ability to introspect XML schema types either embedded in the WSDL or included/imported from external schemas.
  • Support for Window Themes, docking bar auto-hide (like Visual Studio 2005), and other usability enhancements.

Q: Why should I upgrade to Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3?
A: New features, user-recommended enhancements, and broadened support for popular XML standards and processing components make Stylus Studio Release 3 a sure bet.

Q: Why does Stylus Studio update software so frequently?
A: XML standards are constantly evolving, and Stylus Studio is committed to ensuring that the code you write today will work tomorrow, regardless of where you deploy it or what you use to process it. And we're also committed to our users the world over - if something's broke, we fix it.

Q: What should I do now?
A: Download a free trial of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3, or buy Stylus Studio today!

An Introduction to XSLT Development

An Introduction to XSLT Development

Stylus Studio has the world's best XSLT tools for developing XSLT 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 applications, and in Stylus Studio, you can access them by clicking File -> New -> XSLT. To make it even easier, we've prepared a guided tour for you! Watch our new online video tutorial, entitled An Introduction to XSLT Development. This new online video tutorial covers the following topics:

If you've ever struggled with XSLT, you absolutely must watch this incredible new XSLT video tutorial - spend just 6 minutes and save yourself hours of future XSLT headaches! It's now playing, along with many other video tutorials for free at the Stylus Studio Box Office.

Blogs for Stylus – Integrate This! (Get a Free T-Shirt)

Zounds! Our T-shirt manufacturer has messed up again, and this month we find ourselves hopelessly overstocked with another 500 Stylus Studio t-shirts . Now you can add attitude to your blog (AND get a free Stylus Studio T-shirt) with the new Stylus Studio "Integrate This" button – now available for free download along with other stylish buttons that will look smart on any blog, no matter how humble, gnarly, or righteous. Check it!

Integrate This

To get your own t-shirt, all you have to do is write a brief paragraph (we learned in school that a paragraph can consist of as little as a single sentence, but, hey, feel free to elaborate) on how or why you use Stylus Studio, include a hyperlink to the Stylus Studio web site, then post it to your Blog or any other Web-accessible site.

Then, drop us a line letting us know the hyperlink to your composition, your shirt size (or the shirt size of your friend if the shirt is for that someone special), and where to send it, and then you'll be stylin' with Stylus Studio!

Limit one per person and/or address, void where prohibited by law, see website for complete offer details.

True Stylus Studio Stories

Here's what Ticean from the Oddvark Blog said about his experiences with Stylus Studio:

I started a project at work a while back ... which involved some pretty extensive use of Xml. The process was basically: Receive some incoming Xml, validate it against a schema, transform it, validate it against another schema and make sure the transformation went smoothly, and finally use the Xml in my own application. As I got into the project I realized that the process was very time consuming, and to making simple changes in the Xml would require that I send the Xml through the entire process again to verify that the final results were correct. This is very tedious (read time consuming) to do manually.

... It quickly became apparent that I needed a tool to help with the development. I ended up going with Stylus Studio which has worked out really well. I can set up various scenarios, which will apply transformations and validate the documents and results in one easy step. When I make a change I simply run the scenario and Stylus Studio will perform the transformations and I can see the resulting transformed document within the application interface. Any validation errors on either input or output end are immediately displayed by Stylus Studio. It has become and indispensable tool for all of my Xml work. - If you're looking for an XML IDE, I'd highly recommend it.

Thousands of XML developers are switching to Stylus Studio each week! Visit the new and improved XML Product Education Center where users like you debunk the myths, hype, and other common misunderstandings about XML development tools and components. Got a story of your own? Tell us why you use Stylus Studio and we'll respond!


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