The Stylus Scoop October 2004 —

Dear Stylus Studio Friends,

Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition is now available for free trial download, adding exciting new support for XSLT 2.0, XQuery, legacy data conversion, XML Mapping, and more. You asked and we've delivered — so try Stylus Studio 6 for free now! We hope you have fun reading the Scoop, and let us know what you think about all the new features! (We'll respond) Write us

Ciao!
Ivan Pedruzzi, Product Architect, and the Stylus Studio Team

Table of Contents - October 2004

Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition Now Available!

Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition adds new productivity tools and enhancements including support for XSLT 2.0, XQuery, XML Schema, XML Mapping, and Convert to XML, a flexible utility for converting legacy or non-relational data into any XML format that can be used anywhere in Stylus Studio you would use XML. Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition is available immediately for free trial download!

Highlights of the new Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition include:

  • Convert to XML — A powerful new utility that allows you to easily convert any data source — flat files, binary data, EDI, and any other format — into XML. Convert to XML includes full integration with Stylus Studio's XML adapter framework, enabling users to seamlessly configure non-relational files as data sources for use with Stylus Studio's visual XML mapping tools for XSLT and XQuery.
  • Advanced XSLT 2.0 Editor and Debugger — Stylus Studio now includes full support for XSLT 2.0 editing, debugging, transformation, validation, and backmapping. Built-in support for XPath 2.0 further solidifies Stylus Studio's leadership in providing the most advanced development environment for XSLT.
  • Updated XQuery 1.0 Support — Stylus Studio's XQuery Editor, Debugger, Mapper and Performance Profiler tools have been updated to support the latest XQuery 1.0 working draft of July 2004.
  • XML Schema Editor — Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition features an all-new XML Schema Editor that allows you to visually define advanced XML data models. A contemporary text pane lets you see the XML Schema text Stylus Studio creates for you as you work with the diagram. Both views are kept completely synchronized — changes made in one editor are immediately reflected in the other. Stylus Studio's new XML Schema Editor is a great tool for learning XML Schema.
  • XML Grid View — Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition features a new XML grid view for editing tabular XML data. The XML grid view provides an intuitive spreadsheet-like interface for working with relational data or any XML document with repeating data structures, addressing a need that frequently arises when developing custom XML data integration applications.
  • Enhanced XML Mapping — numerous usability and performance enhancements to Stylus Studio's visual XQuery and XSLT based XML-to-XML mapping tools.

Visit the Stylus Studio website to learn more about what's new in Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, or Purchase Stylus 6 XML Professional Edition from our online shop today, starting at $495 (USD) for a single user license.

New Stylus Studio Annual Upgrade Protection

We are now offering an optional Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP) program that allows Stylus Studio customers to upgrade to any new version of Stylus Studio released during the coverage period without paying an additional upgrade license fee. AUP provides a convenient way for corporate customers to accurately budget for software upgrades, treating them as an annual business expense rather than periodic large purchases. AUP is more cost effective then purchasing separate upgrades at the regular list price. AUP coverage can be purchased starting at $95 (USD) for a single user license anytime during the first ninety (90) days after your purchase of Stylus Studio. AUP coverage is for one year. Additional years of AUP coverage can be purchased at anytime during the coverage period.

Visit the Stylus Studio website for more information about the new Annual Upgrade Protection program.

Win a copy of Dr. Michael Kay's XPath 2.0 and XSLT Programmers Reference

To commemorate the release of Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, we're giving away 50 high-quality Stylus Studio T-shirts and three sets of the recently published XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference and XSLT Programmer's Reference, personally autographed by author Dr. Michael Kay. New, these titles cost nearly $75 (USD), but Stylus Scoop subscribers can enter to win them for free today!

True Stylus Studio Stories: Why I Chose Stylus Studio

This month's Stylus Studio Story is from Mr. Raghu Holla, a software engineer from Oracle Corporation who said: "Our integration products use XML, XQuery, XSLT, XML Schema, XPath SQL/XML and Web Services and Stylus Studio really helped us a lot. I used Stylus Studio for editing xml files, creating xml files, wsdl files, etc, which would then be used in our product. Thank you Stylus Studio!"

Find out why thousands of XML developers like Mr. Holla are choosing Stylus Studio as their preferred XML IDE!

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