Stylus Studio® 6 XML Professional Edition Wins Top Honors from CNET's

5 Star Rating Reflects the Surging Popularity of Stylus Studio® as the Leading XML IDE for Advanced XML Data Integration

Bedford, MAFeb  18, 2005 Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools for advanced data integration, was today awarded the CNET Editor's 5 star rating, their highest honor, one awarded to only the most outstanding software products. Winning the CNET Editor's award reflects the surging popularity of the Stylus Studio® XML IDE and its competency and prowess at handling emerging XML technologies like XQuery and XSLT. No one tool, for one low price, offers more to the XML developer.

Of course we're biased, but you don't have to take our word for it — read what the CNET editorial staff had to say about Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition: "This powerful environment provides extensive functionality for developing XML applications. The convenient, tabbed interface of Stylus Studio XML Professional Edition lets you easily manage multiple documents. Add new buttons by dragging and dropping, and toggle panels just as easily. The preview window opens the document in Internet Explorer. Work with a DOM tree diagram, a grid representation, or raw XML text complete with highlighting and indenting. Numerous wizards assist in creating XML applications and converting among formats. You can map the schema of an XML file to the schema of another XML file, useful if you need the same information in several forms. As the last steps, you can debug your style sheets and design a Web service call without writing any code. Professionals will find the functionality-to-price ratio reasonable."

Stylus Studio is a comprehensive developer toolbox for simplifying XML data integration, allowing users to edit and validate XML, design XML Schemas, convert EDI to XML, convert relational or any other legacy data formats to XML, and develop XQuery or XSLT 1.0/2.0 style sheets visually using an intuitive graphical user-interface. Stylus Studio is a must-have tool for IT professionals in today's XML-crazy IT environment.

"Our mission is to provide the most innovative and productive XML development tools without the needless hassle of unreasonable pay-per-feature pricing schemes. It's such a simple, sensible strategy, and it's really resonated with the XML developer community — clearly developers are looking for alternatives when it comes to XML tools, and they like what they see in Stylus Studio," said Carlo Innocenti, Stylus Studio's Sr. Program Manager.

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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: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. Sleepycat Software and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software, Inc. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Monday, January 24, 2005 Stylus Studio and Mark Logic Announce Integrated XQuery Development Support for MarkLogic's CMS

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 EDI to XML Data Integration Support Added to Stylus Studio 6 Release 2

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 Stylus Studio Announces Top 10 XQuery and XML Predictions for 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005 An Introduction to XML Schema-Aware Queries and Stylesheets by Dr. Michael Kay

Monday, November 14, 2005 DataDirect Launches XML Converters for Accessing any Data Source as XML

Monday, November 14, 2005 Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition Simplifies XML Data Integration and Enhances Developer Productivity

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 An Introduction to the XQuery FLWOR Expression

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 Build Fabulous XML Schemas With Stylus Studio

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Caught on Tape: Bi-Directional EDI to XML Mapping!

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 Learn XQuery in Ten Minutes

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 ZapThink Report: Using Stylus Studio

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Stylus Studio Wins SQL Server Magazine's Readers' Choice Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Stylus Studio and Raining Data Partner to Make XML Data Service Development Faster and Easier

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 XQuery Update

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 'Flat File to XML Data Conversion' Tops Stylus Studio Box Office

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 The Stylus Studio Employee Discount for Everyone Event

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 XML Developers Celebrate Historic Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition Raises the Bar for XML Developer Productivity


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