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Stylus Studio offer Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Users Alternative to Altova XMLSpy

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Stylus Studio offers Fully-Integrated Support for Microsoft XML Processing Components

BEDFORD, MA -- 11/10/2005 -- Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, is pleased to offer Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 users an alternative to Altova XMLSpy. Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise is the only XML IDE to provide comprehensive and fully-integrated XML tools support for Microsoft XML components including System.XML 1.x, MSXML 3.0 and MSXML 4.0, that are used by virtually all Microsoft XML developers. This means you can validate an XML document, edit / profile / debug an XSLT stylesheet or do other XML development work in Stylus Studio and rest assured that your application will work the same way in your deployment environment as it did in your development environment.

"Altova claims to provide 'seamless integration' with Visual Studio 2005, but their XML development tools are based on their own proprietary XML processing technologies and not the Microsoft XML processing components that Microsoft XML developers are likely to use in their actual applications", said Jerry King, Stylus Studio General Manager. "Granted, Stylus Studio isn't yet available as a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005, but given the choice of using Stylus Studio, an XML tool that integrates support for Microsoft XML processing components and thus ensures predictable application behavior and compatibility, vs. using a tool that only supports its own proprietary XML processor technologies � we think the choice is obvious."

Why it's time to Make the Switch

- Stylus Studio has developed a free educational center where developers can learn more about scratching the itch to switch.
- We compiled a list of the top 10 reasons to switch to Stylus Studio. Customers tell in their own words why switching to Stylus Studio was so compelling.
- Read our special report on AltovaXML, which documents issues with the core XML processing technology that powers both Altova XMLSPY and Altova MAPFORCE.

Upgrade to Stylus Studio Today

Stylus Studio is excited to offer a special upgrade price of $250 (USD) off the cost of a single-user license of our award-winning XML Integrated Development Environment (XML IDE) to XML developers who have purchased Altova XMLSpy. This special upgrade license program provides additional savings off Stylus Studio's already low prices. The offer is valid for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise and Professional 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, EDI, SQL/XML, XML mapping, Web Services, Legacy data integration 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.

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Just a quick update: Stylus Studio (an XML tools and component vendor) has published several special reports on Altova products, including XML Spy, Mapforce, Stylevision and AltovaXML. These in-depth reports include un-solicited customer feedback from Altova users, frustrated with the quality of Altova products. Read the reports before it's too late!!
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