Altova's XMLSPY 2004 Offers Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Further Enhances Microsoft Developer Productivity in Building Connected XML Web Services Applications.Business Editors
BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2003
Altova Inc., (www.altova.com), provider of XMLSPY, an industry leading XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. (eXtensible Mark-up Language) development environment used by over one million registered users, today announced the availability of XMLSPY 2004 integrated with Microsoft's premier software development platform, Visual Studio .NET A suite of programming languages and development tools from Microsoft that supports the .NET environment. Upon its introduction in 2001, it included Visual C# and .NET versions of Visual Basic and Visual C++. See .NET. versions 2002 and 2003. The new integration of XMLSPY 2004's industry leading XML development tools and utilities, directly within Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship software development product for computer programmers. It centers on an integrated development environment which lets programmers create standalone applications, web sites, web applications, and web services that run on any platforms .NET will enable the Microsoft developer community to easily build advanced XML-enabled software applications for the Microsoft platform, allowing organizations to better realize the benefits of interconnected business systems.
XML and related Web service technologies such as XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) A standard from the W3C for describing a style sheet for XML documents. It is the XML counterpart to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in HTML and is compatible with CSS2. , XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation) Software that converts an XML document into another format such as HTML, PDF or text. It may also be used to convert one XML document to another XML document with a different set of XML tags (different schema). , XML Schema, WSDL (Web Services Description Language) An XML-based language for defining Web services. Developed by Microsoft and IBM, WSDL describes the protocols and formats used by the service. and SOAP are today used extensively throughout Microsoft products and servers to increase application interoperability as well as to better preserve and re-use corporate information assets. Just as conventional software development has been accelerated by the availability of integrated development environments, XML application development has benefited substantial productivity gains from the availability of powerful XML development tools and utilities. The availability of XMLSPY 2004 integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET provides Microsoft developers with seamless access to the industry leading XML development environment, directly from their preferred software development environment, equipping them with the necessary tools and utilities to model, edit, test, and debug any XML technology, resulting in greater convenience and productivity.
"Microsoft is committed to enhancing developer productivity and in our support for the use of XML and Web services technologies to build connected applications," said Prashant Sridharan, senior product manager of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Altova delivers integrated, advanced XML development tools and utilities for Microsoft developers. Altova tools accelerate the development and implementation of real-world enterprise applications using Microsoft .NET technologies."
Learn more about the XMLSPY 2004 integration with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET at the Altova XMLSPY 2004 Road Show. This informational session and technical demonstration will cover the key features in Altova's release, and how to leverage XML tools in building advanced Web service applications, presented by Larry Kim, Altova Technical Director and author of "The XMLSPY Handbook."
Dates and Times:
San Francisco, Calif., Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Boston, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
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Pricing and Availability
The XMLSPY 2004 integration for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET is included in both XMLSPY 2004 Professional Edition and XMLSPY 2004 Enterprise Edition which retail for $399 and $990 (USD USD
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Altova is a leading provider of XML software tools, components, and professional service solutions, including XMLSPY 2004, the industry standard XML Development Environment. Altova, with offices in Beverly, Mass. and Vienna, Austria, was founded in 1992 and has been actively involved in the XML market from the early conception of Extensible Markup Language See XML.
(language, text) Extensible Markup Language - (XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
http://w3.org/XML/. . Altova's 2004 product line of XML development tools and components is the leading choice of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Altova's XMLSPY is the world's best-selling XML tool and has won the leading industry awards including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award and Best Product of 2002. Altova is a technology partner with the world's leading software companies including Microsoft, Oracle, BEA BEA - Basic programming Environment for interactive-graphical Applications, from Siemens-Nixdorf. , Borland, IONA, and Software AG. Altova is a member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium, www.w3.org) An international industry consortium founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee to develop standards for the Web. It is hosted in the U.S. by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT (www.csail.mit.edu/index.php). and WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization, www.ws-i.org) A consortium founded by Microsoft, IBM, BEA Systems and Intel that is dedicated to the development of Web services. Its goals are to provide guidance and education, to promote interoperability and to ensure that Web services . Visit Altova on the Web at http://www.altova.com.
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