Product of the Year: Stylus Studio 2007 XML Suite

CRN Magazine Names Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite the Product of the Year for Web Development

BEDFORD, MA – 12/20/2006 – Stylus Studio (, an industry leading provider of XML tools and data integration components, received the Product of the Year Award from CRN Magazine, the newsweekly of vital information for business and technology integrators. Read this article online.

"… DataDirect Technologies' Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite offers tools that make XML easy to deploy, without any coding. This achievement earns it a Product of the Year nod for Web development,” stated the above mentioned article.

The Product of the Year Award was designed to distinguish software and hardware that breaks the mold and sets the bar for technical excellence. In order to determine the winner of this prestigious award, the CRN Test Center had to compare and test numerous products that were newly introduced or newly updated in 2006, or recommended for this award in previous years.

A few of the key features that the CRN Test Center looks for in a product when determining the winners are:

  • Rare flexibility
  • Ability to liberate the imagination of solution providers
  • Margin potential, technical support and business development within the program itself

"The Product of the Year award from CRN Magazine recognizes another milestone in our mission to provide the most intuitive standards-based tools for simplifying XML technologies and increasing developer productivity at value prices. In humbly accepting this award, thanks must go to the CRN staff, our channel distributors, and, most importantly, to our customers." said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group.

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 a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDIFACT, X12, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit:

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend 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, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit

DataDirect and Stylus Studio are trademarks or 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 service marks 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.

Other Stylus Studio Press Releases:

Monday, December 11, 2006 Build XML Pipelines

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 DataDirect Technologies Announces

Monday, December 4, 2006 Visually Integrate and Publish Data

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Jonathan Robie, DataDirect Technologies’ XQuery Technology Lead, to Present at XML 2006 Conference

Monday, October 30, 2006 Upgrade Competing XML Tools to Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Stylus Studio Receives Recommended Status From CRN Magazine

Monday, September 25, 2006 Stylus Studio Announces Significant Price Reductions on Award Winning Enterprise XML Tools Suite

Monday, September 25, 2006 Stylus Studio Releases All-New XML Pipeline and XML Publishing Tools to Simplify XML Development

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Tools and Components Now Available to the Developer Community


Thursday, May 4, 2006 CRN: Stylus Studio Follows Most Standards Unlike its Competitors

Monday, May 1, 2006 Defining your own Functions in XQuery

Monday, April 24, 2006 XQuery Hacks

Friday, April 21, 2006 Learn XSL by Example

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Document XQuery with Stylus Studio and xqDoc!

Friday, March 31, 2006 Simplifying Web Services with XQuery

Monday, March 27, 2006 Stylus Studio® 2006 Release 2 Now Available

Thursday, March 16, 2006 Edit and Validate XML

Monday, March 13, 2006 XML Schema Made Easy

Friday, February 24, 2006 Building XML Workflow Applications


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