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The new release of the DataDirect Data Integration Suite (and its component products) is now available.

DataDirect Data Integration Suite 4.0 contains:
DataDirect XQuery 4.0
DataDirect XML Converters (Java & .NET) 4.0
Stylus Studio 2009

DataDirect XQuery 4.0
Find complete release highlights at http://www.xquery.com/products/whatsnew.html
� Support for XQuery update standard for XML (XUF)
� Ability to update and create zip files
� Enhanced Web Services support
� Enhanced streaming and document projection

DataDirect XML Converters 4.0
Find complete release highlights at http://www.xmlconverters.com/products/whatsnew.html
� Support for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) including the recent version, 5010
� Enhanced support for SEF customizations
� Now fully integrated with BizTalk development and deployment (.NET XML Converters)

Stylus Studio 2009
Find complete release highlights at http://www.stylusstudio.com/xml_product_new_features.html
� New module, EDI to XML, designed with DataDirect XML Converter user in mind
� New wizard, EDI to XQuery Document
� New wizard, EDI to XSD Document
� XML deployment products license manager

To download a free trial of any of the new DataDirect releases, go to: http://www.datadirect.com/downloads/
13 years ago
Dear JavaRanch Community,

The XML 2007 Conference is almost here.
XML 2007 is the world�s largest and longest-running conference devoted to XML and other open data and document technologies. Our theme for 2007 is XML in Practice, focusing on the lessons learned from implementing XML in production-grade systems.

When? Monday 3 December�Wednesday 5 December 2007

Where? Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

In addition: DataDirect Technologies will be hosting a special breakfast for this event. There will be prizes, games and more!

If you'd like to register for this conference, please visit: http://2007.xmlconference.org/public/content/registration
or find more information at: http://www.xquery.com/events/xml-2007-agenda.html.

We hope to see you there!

The Stylus Studio Team
Download Stylus Studio Today
[ November 14, 2007: Message edited by: Jason Mazur ]
14 years ago
Bedford, MA - May 18, 2007 � Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio� 2007 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2 for free trial download or online purchase.

Continuing a 10-year tradition of innovation and excellence, the new release is packed with many exciting new features and enhancements geared towards enhancing XML developer productivity through innovation.

"Stylus Studio 2007 Release 2 provides many new integrated tools and enhancements including a Query plan for visualizing and optimizing XQuery, advanced XML report generation tools, support for gigabyte-size XML documents, updated support for the recently-released DataDirect XML Converters 3.0 and the DataDirect XQuery 3.0 products, and even Chinese localization", said Carlo Innocenti, XML Technologies Architect for DataDirect Technologies. "XML developers seeking productive tools to assist with the development and deployment of advanced data integration applications will like what they see in Stylus Studio 2007 Release 2."

The following are just some of the highlights of Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2:

- Introduces a new query plan utility: The new Plan tab in the XQuery Editor lets you visualize query execution plans and gain valuable insight into how DataDirect XQuery will execute your XQuery application. Query plan support is available for any XQuery that uses the DataDirect XQuery processor.
- Supports Grouping Data Sources in XML Publisher: XML Publisher now lets you create even more advanced reports through support for grouping data from nodes in one or more data sources. Visually define relationships between different data sources, or between different data islands within the same source and then add those relationships to your XML reports using simple drag-and-drop functionality.
- Supports Gigabyte Size XML Files: In previous versions of Stylus Studio, editing tended to be limited to documents of around several hundred megabytes. With the new enhancements, it can now implement new optimizations that permit the editing of XML documents into the multi-gigabyte range.
- Support for DataDirect XML Converters 3.0: Release 2 provides powerful, integrated tools for visually developing your own custom XML conversions, and extends DataDirect XML Converters to work with virtually any kind of legacy file. DataDirect XML Converters are high-performance Java and .NET components that provide bi-directional, programmatic access to nearly any non-XML file.
- Support for DataDirect XQuery 3.0: DataDirect XQuery is an implementation of XQuery that can query XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI, or a combination of data sources. And the latest version, DataDirect XQuery 3.0, is bundled with Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite, making the fastest, most reliable, and most scalable XQuery support for all major relational databases available.

To learn more about the exciting new features in Stylus Studio 2007 Release 2, to download a free trial, or to purchase a license of Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Release 2, visit the Stylus Studio website today at http://www.stylusstudio.com.

Pricing and Availability
Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Release 2 is now available for free trial download, or for purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Stylus Studio has rolled-back prices across the board to levels never seen before. Prices are too low to print. Significant volume discounts and competitive upgrades are also available � please visit the online shop for a complete price list. For more information about enterprise licensing, or for any questions about purchasing Stylus Studio products, call (781) 280-4832 or send an email to stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com.

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: http://www.stylusstudio.com.

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 http://www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect, DataDirect XQuery, 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.

For more information about Stylus Studio:
Rob Estepe
Business Development Manager
(781) 280-4488
15 years ago
DataDirect XQuery� Beats Out More Than 1,000 Other Nominees Earning Itself Finalist Status in the 2007 CODiE Awards

BEDFORD, Mass. � Jan. 22, 2007 � DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today announced that its DataDirect XQuery� product, an embeddable Java� component for processing XML, relational and legacy data using XQuery 1.0 and the XQuery API for Java (XQJ) stands out amongst 1,000 other nominees in the 2007 SIIA CODiE Awards by landing a finalist position for the category of Best Web Services Solution.

According to the CODiE Awards Web site,
the category of Best Web Services Solution awards the best solution that best connects disparate applications and data across an enterprise or between enterprises using Web-services standards

"Earning a finalist position in the CODiE Awards further validates our approach to enterprise data integration," said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group. "The DataDirect XQuery� product is the right choice for developers seeking a powerful, standards-based approach for working with large and small XML documents, or integrating relational, XML and legacy data sources."

Showcasing the software industry's finest products and services has been the vision of the CODiE Awards program since its beginning, but recognizing and praising the best-of-the-best is just the half of it. The CODiE Awards are truly one of a kind, providing a distinct opportunity for companies to earn praise from their competitors by being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry. The official winners of the 2007 CODiE Awards will be announced April 17, 2007 at the CODiE Awards Gala in San Francisco.

�The 2007 CODiE Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest,� said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. �Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year�s list should feel justifiable proud of their recognition.�

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 (Nasdaq: PRGS). For more information, visit http://www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect and DataDirect XQuery 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 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contact
April Harned
Articulate Communications Inc.
212.255.0080, ext. 11
aharned@articulatepr.com
15 years ago
CRN Magazine Names Stylus Studio� 2007 XML Enterprise Suite the Product of the Year for Web Development

Bedford, MA (Dec. 20, 2006) � Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), 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.

"� 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 advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, XQuery, EDI, Web services, XML mapping and legacy data integration. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation.

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 (PRGS). For more information, visit http://www.datadirect.com.

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
15 years ago
New Online Tutorial Demonstrates Visual Data Integration Using Stylus Studio XML Pipeline

BEDFORD, MA � 12/11/2006 � Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), an industry-leading provider of XML tools and data integration components, announces the availability of a new educational video tutorial entitled: Visual Data Integration Using Stylus Studio XML Pipeline.

XML Pipeline is a powerful visual data integration tool for designing, editing, debugging and deploying complete XML applications. This online video tutorial covers the design and deployment of a data integration application that aggregates information from various heterogeneous data sources including CSV and EDI, then publishes the result to both an HTML and PDF output format, and covers the following topics:

�Using the XML Pipeline to create and generate code for XML applications
�Understanding nodes which represent XML operations and other XML processing tasks
�Expressing the flow of data within in an application using pipes
�Executing an XML Pipeline that converts text and EDI to XML, and publishes XML to PDF and HTML output formats.
�Using the Pipeline toolbox to specify different operations including XQuery processing, XSLT transformation, data conversion operations, validation and more.
�Using Stylus Studio XML Deployment Adapters to convert legacy data into XML
�Working with the input and output ports in XML Pipeline
�Zooming in and out of an XML pipeline document
�Visually piping the output of an XQuery into the input of an XSLT (designed using XML Publisher) for additional processing
�Browsing the generated HTML output documents
�Piping the output of an XQuery into the input of another XQuery that generates XSL:FO stylesheet code.
�Browsing the generated PDF output documents
�Generating Java code to run the XML Pipeline
�Debugging an XML Pipeline with the pipeline debugger

Pricing and Availability
Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Suite start at just $595 (USD). For more information about purchasing Stylus Studio, including enterprise sales inquiries, call (781) 280-4488 or email us.

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: http://www.stylusstudio.com.

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 http://www.datadirect.com.

For more information about Stylus Studio:
Rob Estepe
Business Development Manager
Stylus Studio
Tel: (781) 280-4488
Fax: (781) 280-4295

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.
15 years ago
Learn How to Visually Integrate and Publish Data by Using Stylus Studio XML Pipeline

BEDFORD, MA � 12/7/2006 � Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), an industry-leading provider of XML tools and data integration components, announces the release of an educational video tutorial showcasing its powerful Data Integration Tools. The new tutorial entitled, "Using the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline to Visually Integrate and Publish Data," can be viewed at http://www.stylusstudio.com/videos/pipeline3/pipeline3.htm.

This new tutorial is the second in a series of online tutorials covering in detail advanced features and use cases of the XML Pipeline, the world's leading data integration tool, ideal for simplifying ETL, EII and EAI applications. See for yourself how easy it is to build an XML Pipeline that converts text and EDI to XML and then uses XSLT and XQuery to create PDF and HTML reports. The data integration tools tutorial covers the following topics plus many more:

� An overview of top-down and bottom-up XML Pipeline design in Stylus Studio
� Understanding data source, flow control, and other XML operations. http://www.stylusstudio.com/xml/operations.html
� Building an XML pipeline using your existing XSLT, XML Schema or XQuery documents
� Piping the output of an XQuery application to an XML file
� Saving and executing an XML pipeline
� Applying the generated XSL stylesheet to the XQuery output in the XML Pipeline
� Browsing HTML+CSS output files in the XML Pipeline output preview windows
� Using a single output node as an input to multiple input nodes in the XML Pipeline
� Publishing XML to PDF and viewing the output files. http://www.stylusstudio.com/xml_to_pdf.html
� Customizing the XML Pipeline Designer
� Saving your XML Pipeline as an image for documentation purposes
� Using the integrated Java Code Generation to run your XML pipeline. http://www.stylusstudio.com/java_code_generation.html
� Customizing the generated Java code output format including target directory, package names, class name, execution log and more.
� Browsing, compiling and executing the generated Java code in the integrated Java IDE, then examining the results. http://www.stylusstudio.com/java_ide.html
� Invoking the cross-language debugging features to set a break point anywhere in the XML pipeline, then seamlessly step into individual XSLT or XQuery applications using the integrated XSLT (http://www.stylusstudio.com/xslt_debugger.html) debugger and XQuery debugger (http://www.stylusstudio.com/xquery_debugger.html).

Pricing and Availability
Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition start at just $595 (USD). For more information about purchasing Stylus Studio, including enterprise sales inquiries, call (781) 280-4488 or email us.

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, EDI, 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: http://www.stylusstudio.com

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 http://www.datadirect.com.

For more information about Stylus Studio:
Rob Estepe
Business Development Manager
Stylus Studio
Tel: (781) 280-4488
Fax: (781) 280-4295

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.
15 years ago
Destination Web Site Provides Developers with Robust, Up-to-the-Minute XQuery Information, Examples, Tutorials and More

BEDFORD, Mass. � Dec. 5, 2006 � DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today announced the launch of XQuery.com. The Web site provides software developers and IT architects with a comprehensive resource for navigating the complexity of today�s application architectures via the power of XQuery � the XML Query Language under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Bringing to market the DataDirect XQuery� product, an embeddable, database-independent component for processing and aggregating XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI or a combination of data sources, has established DataDirect Technologies as a market driver and industry leader in XQuery technology and adoption. XQuery.com is a testament to DataDirect Technologies� unwavering commitment to the XQuery language and desire to provide users and prospects with the knowledge needed to overcome challenges with their data integration and service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects.

Visitors to XQuery.com will find a robust library of technical white papers; DataDirect XQuery product specifications, industry analyst reports, customer case studies and news releases; and a Developer Zone featuring tutorials, real-world examples, Webinars, video demonstrations expert blogs and developer forums. The DataDirect XQuery product and supporting XML toolsare also available for download.

�With the W3C XQuery Standard fast approaching Recommendation status, we wanted to offer the software developer community a one-stop destination for obtaining the most relevant XQuery information and how-to advice from recognized XML and XQuery experts,� said Robert Evelyn, general manager of the XML business line at DataDirect Technologies. �We have achieved this goal with XQuery.com and hope the site will be embraced by XQuery users to further promote the advantages of this breakthrough technology for data integration.�

The DataDirect XQuery product provides fast, reliable and scalable XQuery support for all major relational databases and runs on any JavaTM platform. The standards-based software product enables Java developers to access XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI, or a combination of data sources using a single XQuery. This significantly simplifies data management and integration in heterogeneous environments and enables developers to build high-performance applications more quickly and efficiently. Last month, the DataDirect XQuery product successfully completed the W3C XML Query Test Suite (XQTS), achieving greater than 99 percent compliance and was the first product with specialized relational support to post results.

DataDirect Technologies will be at the XML 2006 Conference in Boston, Dec. 5-7, booth #12 and as a featured vendor during PechaKucha Night, Dec. 5 from 7:00 p.m.�9:00 p.m. Jonathan Robie, XQuery Technology Lead at DataDirect Technologies, member of the W3C XQuery Working Group, a lead designer of XQuery and an editor of many of the specifications that define the language will present, �An XQuery Servlet for RESTful Data Services,� on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

B]About DataDirect Technologies[/B]
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 (Nasdaq: PRGS). For more information, visit http://www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect and DataDirect XQuery 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 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
15 years ago
Lead Designer of XQuery Shares How to Write XQuery Servlet for REST Data Services and the Productivity and Performance Advantages to be Gained

What:

As a featured speaker at XML 2006, the world�s oldest and biggest XML conference, Jonathan Robie shares his vast expertise on the XML-oriented data integration language, XQuery with attendees of the Enterprise XML Computing track. In his presentation, �An XQuery Servlet for RESTful Data Services,� Jonathan provides a step-by-step guide on how to use XQuery to integrate data from multiple sources to generate reports in an XML or HTML result.

During the presentation, Jonathan shows a servlet that provides a REST interface to any XQuery that a developer places in a secure deployment directory on an application server, then demonstrates the development of data services by writing XQueries that access XML, relational and flat file formats such as EDI to create complex XML and HTML results. Attendees are certain to walk away with a greater understanding of how to prepare queries for optimal performance and the benefits of using a query language specifically designed for XML data integration.

Who:

Jonathan Robie is the XQuery Technology Lead at DataDirect Technologies, which specializes in data integration, data connectivity and mainframe integration products. He is a lead designer of XQuery, the W3C XML Query language and an editor of many of the specifications which define the XQuery language. He is also a co-inventor of Quilt, a predecessor of XQuery, and XQL, a predecessor of XPath.

Jonathan has been significantly involved in several other W3C Working Groups, acting as an editor for documents produced by the XML Schema and Document Object Model Working Groups, and has also participated in the W3C XML Information Set and XML Stylesheet Language (XSL) Working Groups. He is well known in the XML world, both as an innovator, speaker and blogosphere contributor (http://blogs.datadirect.com/jonathan_robie/).

When:

An XQuery Servlet for RESTful Data Services
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006
3:30 p.m. ET

Where:

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, Mass.
DataDirect Technologies will be at booth #12


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 www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect and DataDirect XQuery� 2.0 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 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
15 years ago
Stylus Studio Offers Altova Customers an Upgrade Path to Stylus Studio� 2007 XML Enterprise Suite at Reduced Prices

BEDFORD, MA -- 10/30/2006 -- Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), a leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, is offering a competitive program that allows Altova customers to upgrade to its Stylus Studio� products for a reduced price.

Paid customers of Altova products can trade in their old licenses and upgrade to the new Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product for just $350 (USD) or to the 2007 XML Professional Suite product for just $250 (USD).

The specialty priced upgrade to Stylus Studio 2007 products is being offered to customers who purchased Altova XMLSpy 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions), Altova MapForce 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions) or Altova XML Suite 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions) or other XML tools, on or before October 1, 2006.

"We know that once you compare the leading edge and powerful features, flexibility and price of the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product, you will agree that by switching to Stylus Studio products you will get a lot more for a lot less. Don't miss out on this special offering! Download a free evaluation copy today and compare", said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group.

Three Reasons to Upgrade to Stylus Studio� 2007 XML Enterprise Suite:
1.Powerful New Features � The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product features all-new XML Pipeline editor, XML Publishing tools and so much more.
2.Support for Scalable Deployment Components � The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition product features seamless integration with truly scalable deployment components including powerful development tools and code generation support for the DataDirect XQuery 2.0 product, Stylus Studio XML deployment adapters and other industry-leading XML processing components.
3.Value Pricing � The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product is now available for just $595; Eligible customers can now upgrade to the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition product for only $350. These value prices can result in significant cost savings.

Offer Details: Qualifying customers of competing XML tools can upgrade online to the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product upon verification of proof of purchase � see website for complete offer details. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, and expires November 30, 2006.

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, XQuery, XML Schema, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing, Web services and more. Used by leading software developers worldwide, Stylus Studio products simplify XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com.


For More Information
Rob Estepe
781-280-4488
stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com

DataDirect, DataDirect XQuery 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.
15 years ago
Newly Released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Earns 8 Out of 10 Rating From CRN's Test Center

Bedford, MA, October 18, 2006 � Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), an industry-leading provider of XML tools and data integration components has earned a favorable review from CRN Magazine, the newspaper of record for the channel. The newly released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite ranked 8 out of 10 from the magazines Test Center, earning the program a "Recommended" status.

"The response to the newly released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition from our customers has been tremendous; getting a thumbs up from the technical staff at CRN magazine is both an honor and further validation of the power, productivity and value of our XML product offerings", said Robert Evelyn, Vice President of Strategy & General Manager of XML Products at DataDirect Technologies.

CRN's rating process consists of a Tech Rating and a Channel Rating. Both of these ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 5 � 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. Stylus Studio earned 4 out of 5 in each category. Products are reviewed and evaluated based on business and technology requirements � this includes channel analysis and technical summaries - by CRN's Test Center. The requirements for this review come from resellers, computer consultants and solution providers. With these requirements in mind, competing products are compared to one another. Products that rank 8 or higher achieve the esteemed "Recommended" status. The results of the CRN Test Center product reviews are then used to instruct solution providers and others on which products to recommend and sell.

CRN Technical Editor, Mario Morejon, was also impressed with the 2007 Suite's numerous benefits. In his article entitled: "Create Powerful XML Solutions Without Coding", he described the program by saying, "There is little need to write code from scratch in Stylus Studio," referring to the all-new XML Pipeline and XML Publishing tools that are now available in Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite which, along with a comprehensive suite of so many other helpful XML tools help simplify the creation of powerful enterprise XML solutions.

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, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing, Web services and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com/
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15 years ago
World's Best XML IDE adds new XML tools and enhanced support for industry-leading data processing components for XQuery, EDI, XSL:FO and XSLT.

Bedford, MA, June 13, 2006 - Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com[/URL" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">), the industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio� 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition. The new release includes powerful new XML tools, enhancements to Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components, and support for many widely-used data processing components for working with XQuery[/URL" target="_blank">, EDI[/URL" target="_blank"> and [URL=http://www.stylusstudio.com/xslt.html">XSLT technologies.

"XML tools cannot exist in a vacuum - they must provide scalable deployment options and seamless integration with the industry-leading XML processing components that developers use in real-world applications. Relying on XML tools based exclusively on home-grown, [URL=http://www.stylusstudio.com/altovaxml.html">proprietary XML implementations may work in theory, but can result in serious scalability and standards compliance problems when it comes time to deploy your application. In Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3, we%27ve updated our and our support for popular processing components including [URL=http://www.datadirect.com/products/xquery/index.ssp">DataDirect XQuery�, RenderX XEP, Saxon, and others," said Robert Evelyn, VP and General Manager of DataDirect%27s XML Products Group. "The market%27s response to Stylus Studio 2006 has been tremendous, and we%27re confident that developers will be impressed with the new capabilities found in this latest release - it%27s a refreshing alternative to incomplete and over-priced XML tools."

New in Stylus Studio� 2006 Release 3

The following are just some of the highlights of the many new features and enhancements included in Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition:

-Support for DataDirect XQuery 2.0, an implementation of XQuery that can query XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI, or a combination of data sources, creating XML as the result of queries. .
-Bundling of the RenderX Personal Edition XSL:FO processor for developing XML Publishing Applications including transforming XML to PDF.
-New XPath Query Editor, a new feature that provides multi-line editing; Sense:X auto-completion for syntax, functions, and axis; support for user-defined namespace prefixes; and more.
-New Java� APIs for the Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components that make programmatic access to EDI / X12 / EDIFACT and other legacy data formats faster and easier than before.
-Support for the Saxon 8.7.1 XSLT and XQuery Processor
-Support for DataDirect Connect� for JDBC 3.6 for relational database access
-Executing and debugging support for System.Xml.Xsl.XslTransform on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
-Support for Window Themes and Docking window auto-hide like Visual Studio 2005
-Enhanced relational database access in XQuery Editor and XQuery Mapper through seamless integration with DataDirect XQuery 2.0.
-Web service tools now supports additional legacy SOAP encoding styles (RPC/Literal, RPC/Encoded) and the ability to introspect XML schema types either embedded in the WSDL or included/imported from external schemas.

General Availability and Pricing

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition is now available for free trial download, or for purchase at the Stylus Studio . For a limited time, developers can realize additional savings on online purchases of Stylus Studio, with prices for Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition starting at just $795 (USD) for a single-user license. Volume discounts are also available - visit the online shop for a complete stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com[/URL" target="_blank">.

About Stylus Studio�

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About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry%27s only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world%27s 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 (Nasdaq: PRGS). For more information, visit [url=http://www.datadirect.com.]www.datadirect.com.

For More Information
Mr. Rob Estepe
Business Development Manager
stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com
Tel: (781) 280-4488

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16 years ago
Customers who Purchased Altova XML Products Can Save Big by Trading in Their Licenses and Upgrading to Stylus Studio 2006, the World's Best XML IDE

Bedford, MA, June 5, 2006 - Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, today renewed their popular upgrade program allowing customers who purchased Altova XMLSpy (2006/2005 Professional or Enterprise Editions) or Altova Mapforce (2006/2005 Professional or Enterprise Editions), Altova XML Suite (2006/2005 Professional or Enterprise Editions) and any other competing XML development tools on or before June 1, 2006, to upgrade to Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition or Stylus Studio 2006 XML Professional Edition and save $250 off already low prices. This offer expires June 16, 2006. Qualifying customers seeking a robust XML IDE can grab this unique opportunity by emailing proof of purchase to stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com or by calling 781-280-4488.

"We're pleased to be able to offer this upgrade path to developers using Altova and other XML IDEs - when you compare Stylus Studio 2006 on a feature-by-feature basis, we're confident that you'll conclude that for standards-based data integration XML application development, Stylus Studio 2006 is the tool for the job," said Robert Evelyn, Stylus Studio's General Manager. "Many of the latest new features in Altova XMLSPY 2006 seem to remain rooted in Altova's proprietary home-grown standards, leaving XML application developers with little insight into how their applications will perform in the real world. Stylus Studio remains committed to promoting W3C standards in the XML community. We encourage developers to make the switch to Stylus Studio this week to take advantage of this extraordinary upgrade opportunity. Visit our website, get educated on the facts about XML tools and components, and see why upgrading to Stylus Studio 2006 makes so much sense."

It's Time to Switch to Stylus Studio 2006

Stylus Studio's free educational center is the place for XML developers to go to learn more about scratching the itch to switch. Here you'll find

- Customers telling in their own words why the need to switch to Stylus Studio was so compelling.
- Our special report on AltovaXML, which documents issues with the core XML processing technology that powers both Altova XMLSPY and Altova MAPFORCE.
- A list of the top 10 reasons to switch to Stylus Studio.

Why Upgrade to Stylus Studio?

Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition provides the a powerful and productive XML IDE for advanced XML data integration, providing dozens of integrated tools for developing, debugging, and deploying advanced XML applications. This comprehensive and standards-based XML IDE provides XML developers with everything they need without having to purchase multiple products, add-ons, or a suite of products. Here are just a few of the highlights of the new features in Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition:

- Most Innovative and Productive XML Tools: Support for popular XML processors from DataDirect, Saxon, and Apache; mapping tools for XQuery and XSLT; Java code generation for XQuery and XSLT; Profilers for XQuery and XSLT; deployment components that allow you to access non-XML data sources as XML. Stylus Studio has it all.
- Standards Compliance: Stylus Studio proudly supports W3C standards for XML, XQuery, XSLT, XML Schema and other XML technologies. You work too hard to have your applications scuttled by proprietary schemes. Stick with standards, and Stylus Studio.
- Scalable Deployment Options: Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components let you seamlessly stream relational and other non-XML data like EDI and CSV to XML processors from DataDirect, Saxon, and Apache using our URI resolvers and Java APIs. Develop on the desktop, deploy to the enterprise!
- Value: Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition does the work of a complete suite of competitors' XML IDEs. Why buy costly add-ons that don't even support recognized XML standards? Stylus Studio also provides free technical support! And users can save even more money by taking advantage of our renewed competitive upgrade program.

Upgrade to Stylus Studio today!

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: XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, legacy data integration, XML mapping and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com.

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation 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.

For More Information:
Mr. Rob Estepe
Business Development Manager
Telephone: 781-280-4488
Email: stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com
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16 years ago
Hi Everyone,

Stylus Studio the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and data integration components for XML and legacy data integration today announced that Stylus Studio's XSLT tools provide integrated authoring support for EXSLT - powerful extensions to XSLT 1.0 enabling you to automate and simplify many tasks including computing dates and times, performing mathematical computations, string manipulations and more. There is a new EXSLT tutorial available explaining how to use EXSLT within Stylus Studio. Learn more about EXSLT and Stylus Studio today!

This new tutorial covers the following topics:

- Selecting an EXSLT Processor
- Importing The EXSLT Namespace
- Invoking an EXSLT Function
- EXSLT Syntax Help
- EXSLT Examples

Be sure to check out thie new tutorial here: http://www.stylusstudio.com/xslt/exslt.html.
16 years ago
Stylus Studio is the leading choice for standards-compliant XML development projects

BEDFORD, MA -- 05/04/2006 -- Stylus Studio ([URL=http://www.stylusstudio.com/" title="Stylus Studio - XML Editor, XML Data Integration, XML Tools, Web Services and XQuery]http://www.stylusstudio.com[/URL]), the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced that Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition has received praise from CRN Magazine for being a powerful, easy to use, and standards-compliant XML development tool. In recent years, Stylus Studio has earned a reputation among hundreds of thousands of users and the IT media as being a popular tool for simplifying XML development. Stylus Studio encourages everyone to read what CRN had to say about Stylus Studio by visiting http://www.crn.com/sections/software/software.jhtml?articleId=183702311.

Not all XML Tools Follow W3C Standards

When it comes to standards compliance, not all XML IDEs are created equally. Stylus Studio is designed from the ground up to provide a seamless integration with all of the major XML Schema, XSLT, and XQuery processing components, including Apache Xerces, XSV, Microsoft System.XML, MSXML, DataDirect XQuery, Saxon 8.7, Apache Xalan, and many other popular XML processing components, whereas other XML IDEs support only their own proprietary XML processing components which, according to many users, suffer from various standards-compatibility issues. Stylus Studio also relies on standard W3C XQuery and XSLT as its internal diagram mapping representations, avoiding any proprietary intermediate formats. CRN Technical Editor Mario Morejon recognized this key differentiating factor in his report in the April Issue of CRN Magazine, noting that "[Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2] is powerful and unlike its competitors, follows most XML development standards".

Stylus Studio is Simple to Use

Mr. Morejon also reports that "Stylus' XML Schema editor is simple to use ... Stylus Studio leads the industry in adhering to most leading XML parsers and validators </em>[providing] integrated support for Apache's Xalan-J, Microsoft's MSXML .Net, and Saxon 6 and 8,</em> [as well as] its own XSLT processor.</em>" Software professionals are encouraged to read the full CRN article, entitled Querying XML With Stylus Studio, to learn more about the many new innovative features in Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Act now and take advantage of an introductory 10% discount on top of our already attractive package savings. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio2006 Release 2 XML Enterprise Edition start at just $795 (USD). For more information about purchasing Stylus Studio, including volume license inquiries, contact (781) 280-4488 or email stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com

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: XSLT, XML Schema, XQuery, DTD, SQL/XML, Web Services, XML mapping, Legacy Data Integration, and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation.

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation 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.
16 years ago