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[announce] XMLSPY 5 Released - New WSDL Editor

From: Larry E. Kim <larry@altova.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:37:24 -0400
Message-ID: <9C80CCD520150E48BCFA7716ABDEFED82C779B@teaparty.bos.altova.com>
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[announce] Dear xml-dist-app@w3.org,

We are pleased to announce the release of XMLSPY 5 - available
immediately for free trial download at: http://www.altova.com/download

XMLSPY 5 - Builds on the previous XMLSPY version by adding a WSDL
editor, XML Schema driven Java/C++ code generation, XSLT debugging, HTML
Importing, Tamino Integration;  The new features are described in more
detail below:
 
* WSDL Editing
A new Web Service Description Language (WSDL) editor allows you to edit,
visualize and validate any WSDL file.  WSDL is ideally suited as an
Interface Definition Language (IDL) for architecting Web service
applications.  By first building an interface, client and server
programmers can independently implement their respective programming
contract using any language or operating system, avoiding
interoperability problems. Also includes integration with XMLSPY's
schema editor for editing of data-types, and generation of Java or C++
class files based on schema data-types. Ideal for use in conjunction
with external tools that generate web service stubs from WSDL files.

* XSLT Debugging
XMLSPY 5 now includes a built in XSLT processor and XSLT debugger!
Incrementally step through an XSLT transformation process with an
intuitive 3-panel interface displaying the input XML document (with
context node highlighted), the XSLT stylesheet (with current node
highlighted), and the output document as it is being built in real-time.
Set breakpoints on either the XSLT stylesheet or the XML input document;
inspect variables, check the call stack, analyze node-sets, and more! 

* HTML Importing
Convert any HTML page to a true XML-enabled site based on XSLT
stylesheets for presentation, an XML Schema (or DTD) defining the
content model, and the XML file containing the page content itself.
XMLSPY 5 has a new HTML Importer that enables any web designer to easily
perform HTML-to-XML migration through a visual drag-and-drop interface.
Separate the presentation and content of any HTML page with by
highlighting regions of an existing HTML file, then drag it across the
screen and place it in a page content model.  The resulting XML
Schema/DTD, XSLT stylesheet, and XML content files are all
auto-generated.

* XML Schema Driven Code Generation
XMLSPY 5 Enterprise Edition supports generation of Java / C++ class
files based on XML Schemas to accelerate binding of XML Schema
components to your software application.   Additional language bindings
will be added in subsequent releases, including support for generating
Java files. The C++ generated output is uses MSXML 4.0 and includes a
Visual Studio 6.0 project file; the generated Java output is written
against the industry-standard Java API for XML Parsing (JAXP) and
includes a Sun Forte for Java project file and Apache Ant build script.
Additional code is implemented, such as functions which read/write XML
files into a Document Object Model (DOM) in-memory representation and
back to a file again, as well as XML validation and transformation.
Generated code is completely customizable via a flexible template
language which can be used to modify default templates or build new
templates to generate any output files, for example, SQL scripts or ASP
code.

A free evaluation can be downloaded from: http://www.altova.com/download

Sincerely,
Larry Kim
Received on Monday, 16 September 2002 19:37:24 GMT

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