[announce] XMLSPY 2004 Available, Introducing MAPFORCE 2004

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  1. Larry Kim

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    [announce] Dear XML Newsgroup,

    The new Altova product line of XML tools is available, consisting of
    updates to XMLSPY 2004, AUTHENTIC 2004, STYLEVISION 2004, and
    introducing MAPFORCE 2004!

    MAPFORCE 2004 is a visual XML data mapping tool, which auto-generates
    custom data mapping code in multiple output languages such as XSLT and
    Java, to enable programmatic XML-to-XML or database-to-XML data
    transformations. Altovas new MAPFORCE 2004 simplifies any enterprise
    data integration project. Using MAPFORCE 2004, data architects can
    programmatically convert any relational data into XML, simply by
    drawing visual mappings from relational databases to any data model
    expressed in XML schema. MAPFORCE 2004 will then auto-generate the
    software program code required to programmatically marshal data from
    the source database to the target XML schema. Next, MAPFORCE 2004
    transform XML data from one XML format to another, by visually drawing
    mappings between different XML schema content models. The MAPFORCE
    2004 approach to enterprise data integration ensures compatibility and
    interoperability across different platforms, servers, programming
    languages and database envir! onments.

    Key features of MAPFORCE 2004 include:

    * Powerful User Interface - Define mappings by visually drawing lines
    between data structures, preview code and sample output with a single
    click.
    * Supports any Relational Database - MAPFORCE 2004 supports all
    commercial relational databases, including Microsoft SQL Server,
    Oracle9i (via OCI), or any database with ADO or ODBC connectivity.
    * Support for Multiple Inputs and Outputs - Advanced multi-pass data
    transformations (from schema, to schema to schema, etc.) can easily be
    set up simply by chaining stylesheets together in sequence. Target
    schemas can be populated from multiple data sources.
    * XSLT and Java Code Generation - Ideal for heterogeneous computing
    environments. Support for additional C#, C++ to be added within the
    year, and will be offered as a free upgrade to any MAPFORCE 2004
    customer.
    * Rich Function Libraries - Handle the most advanced XML data mapping
    scenarios using a comprehensive data mapping function library,
    enabling the data architect to define mapping rules based on
    conditions, boolean logic, string operations, mathematical
    computations, or any user-defined function.

    As an introductory offer*, any customer who purchases or upgrades an
    older version of XMLSPY to the new XMLSPY 2004 Enterprise Edition,
    will receive a free software license of MAPFORCE 2004. MAPFORCE is
    also available separately for 499 dollars (US) per installed user.

    MAPFORCE 2004 is available for a free 30-day trial download at:
    http://www.altova.com/download

    The new Altova product line consists of complete updates to existing
    products, XMLSPY 2004, AUTHENTIC 2004, and STYLEVISION 2004. To meet
    the demands of users of XML technologies, Altova has added numerous
    new features to its award-winning product family of XML development
    tools and content authoring tools. The key new features of XMLSPY 2004
    include:

    * Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET® Integration - An added convenience
    for Microsoft Developers, enabling them to use the XMLSPY directly
    within their preferred editing environment.
    * XML Differencing - Visually compare files and directories in a
    highly configurable, XML-aware manner, which can properly handle such
    variables as namespace prefixes, whitespace, ordering of elements and
    attributes, CDATA/Processing Instructions/Comments, resolving of
    entities, and more.
    * XPath 2.0 Analyzer - Experiment with the newest XML technologies,
    based on the W3Cs XPath 2.0 working draft of May, 2003.
    * Completely re-implemented Database Utilities - Native support for
    Oracle databases, auto-generation of Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle
    9i XML Schema extensions, generation of XML Schemas according to
    SQL/XML standard.
    * New code generation support for Borland C# Builder projects
    * Numerous usability and performance enhancements -

    Key new features of AUTHENTIC 2004 and STYLEVISION 2004 (Stylesheet
    Designer) include:
    * Automatic Calculation of fields based on industry standard XPath for
    input in AUTHENTIC and output in HTML/PDF
    * Automatic Business Logic Validation based on industry standard XPath
    for input in AUTHENTIC
    * Support for more complex table structures with multiple rows and
    footers for input and output
    * Rich Input Formatting capabilities, can also be used for output in
    HTML/PDF Date/Time control in AUTHENTIC for easy entry of date values

    Upgrade from XMLSPY 5 Professional Edition to XMLSPY 2004 Enterprise
    Edition for an introductory price* of 499 dollars (US) which includes
    a free software license for MAPFORCE 2004. A new Upgrade wizard is
    available at https://shop.altova.com - simply enter your existing
    Altova product key code, and it will automatically determine what
    upgrade options are available.

    Download a free trial of the new Altova version 2004 XML Tools from:
    http://www.altova.com/download


    Learn more about these new products at the Altova XMLSPY 2004 Road
    Show.

    Dates and Times:
    San Francisco, CA, Monday, Sept. 22 2003, 3:30-5 pm
    Washington, DC, Tuesday, Sept. 30 2003, 3:30-5 pm
    Boston, MA, Thursday, Oct. 2 2003, 3:30-5 pm

    All attendees receive a free Altova XMLSPY T-Shirt.
    Space is limited, Register today at: www.altova.com/register
     
    Larry Kim, Sep 2, 2003
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