XML Developers Celebrate Historic Declaration of Independence

Stylus Studio ends the tyranny of oppressive pay-per-feature pricing; developer community hails the end of remuneration without justification

Bedford, MA, June 29, 2005 — Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the leading provider of XML tools for advanced data integration, today issued a call to the global community of XML developers, to celebrate their independence from incomplete and over-priced XML IDEs. With the new product launch of Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, the most powerful and productive XML IDE for developing, debugging and now, deploying advanced XML applications, XML developer productivity will be preserved for generations to come, safeguarding the hard-earned independence and the rights of XML developers everywhere. To mark this historic day and following an American tradition, Stylus Studio does hereby declare the first annual Studio Independence Day Sale for XML tools.

For many years, software developers and integration architects suffered from the ruthless tyranny of oppressive pay-per-feature pricing schemes — remuneration without justification! But, now, IT professionals can craft their declaration of independence with Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive high-quality XML IDE that provides everything you need to tackle serious enterprise XML development challenges, all at a single, fair price. XML developers world wide can celebrate their new found independence in one of two ways:

  • From now until July 8, 2005, customers who purchase Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition from the Stylus Studio Online Shop are eligible to purchase Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP) for just $17.76 (USD) per user, representing roughly a ninety percent savings.
  • Competitive Upgrade Program: Stylus Studio is excited to offer a special upgrade price of $250 off the cost of a single-user license of our award-winning XML IDE to XML developers who mistakenly purchased other XML editors.

Stylus Studio will never stop fighting for the rights of XML developers, but the 2005 Stylus Studio Independence Day Sale ends July 8, 2005.

Why Celebrate with Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition?

Here are just a few of the new reasons why thousands of IT professionals are celebrating with Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition:

  • Java Code Generation: Now you can generate Java code for your XQuery and XSLT stylesheets and deploy that code to a live production server or application. Stylus Studio captures the settings specified in the XQuery and XSLT scenarios — your choice of XML processor, parameters, input/output files, and post-processing options, for example — and reflects them in the generated Java code.
  • Updated W3C XQuery Compliance: Stylus Studio is the first XML IDE to fully support the W3C XQuery working draft of April 2005, taking the lead on the path of innovation to this critical emerging data integration technology.
  • New XML Schema Productivity Tools: Generate sample XML fragments from XML Schema components; create XML Schema documentation with a familiar JavaDoc-like layout; perform XML Schema-based output validation of XSLT or XQuery transformations. These and many more usability enhancements further solidify Stylus Studio's position as the most innovative XML Schema tool for XML data modeling.
  • XML File Explorer Window: The new File Explorer window provides a handy way for developers to manage files in Stylus Studio and to perform other basic file-oriented operations (delete, copy, and rename, for example). You can also easily convert files by dragging the file you want to convert onto any built-in or user-defined adapter. A new Auto-Backup feature optionally creates backup files of your documents when you save them.
  • XML Diff Text View: XML Differencing is even easier now with a third way to view differences in XML documents. In addition to the Split View - Tree tab and the Merged tab, you can now view two documents side-by-side in plain text on the Split View - Text tab.
  • Canonical XML Converter: Convert XML into canonical form with a single mouse click.
  • XML Spell Checker: Admit it, there's a reason you didn't become a marketing copywriter — but now you can impress your colleagues with your brilliant command of the English language with the Stylus Studio XML Spell Checker!
  • EDIFACT to XML Schema Conversions: Simplify EDIFACT data integration projects with a new utility for generating XML Schema from EDIFACT messages. This module is fully integrated with the XML Schema Editor.
  • JAXB Support: Generate Java-XML bindings from your XML Schemas using the Java API for XML Binding (JAXB). This module is fully integrated with the Java IDE and XML Schema Editor.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition, Release 3 is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop starting at $995 (USD) for a single user license, with volume discounts available. A new feature matrix provides an easy side-by-side comparison of Stylus Studio editions.

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.

DataDirect and Stylus Studio are registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 XQuery Adoption Rate Soaring Among XML Developers

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 Students Learn XML Faster with Stylus Studio 6 Home Edition

Friday, February 18, 2005 Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition Wins Top Honors from CNET's Download.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Lights, Camera, XQuery!

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 Stylus Studio Adds XQuery Tools Support for Sleepycat's Berkeley DB XML 2.0

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

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