[announce] 'Flat File to XML Data Conversion' Tops Stylus Studio Box Office



[announce] Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the leading
provider of XML tools for advanced data integration, today released
their list of the top-10 most popular online XML video demonstrations
at the Stylus Studio Box Office. This tell-all list is based on live
Web server statistics for the month of July 2005.

Talk about big box-office! XML movie fans turned out in droves to see
'Flat File to XML Data Conversion in Stylus Studio', easily catapulting
it to the top spot. This new, all-purpose utility for getting legacy
data of all sorts (EDI, EDIFACT, CSV, binary, and more.) into any
custom XML format wowed XML developers worldwide with its breathtaking
cinema verité. 'Generating Java Code in Stylus Studio', the newly
released blockbuster showcasing how to generate the Java code needed to
run XSLT and XQuery in Java applications, earned the #2 spot on this
summer's list of must-see video. Not to be outdone, the great camera
work and dulcet voiceovers of 'EDI to XML Data Conversion in Stylus
Studio' propelled it to a strong third-place finish. Stylus Studio
online video demonstrations provide a free and easy way to learn how
simplify some of the most common and time-consuming XML development
tasks. So grab a bucket of popcorn, settle in, and learn how to
increase developer productivity while reducing software bugs with the
help of Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition.

Digitally Remastered! Stylus Studio Online XML Video Demonstrations Now
Playing in a Web Browser Near You

The following is the list of the top 10 XML video demonstrations at the
Stylus Studio Box Office for July 2005 - all of which have been
digitally remastered using new online screen capture technologies
featuring exciting special effects like cursor- and mouse-click
highlighting, more compact file sizes, a flash plug-in that eliminates
the need for Microsoft Windows Media Player, and more!

1) Flat File Data Conversion in Stylus Studio - Convert to XML is
Stylus Studio's new multi-purpose utility for integrating legacy data
of all sorts (EDI, CSV, Binary, etc.) into XML applications. This video
provides an overview of the tool and walks you through a sample CSV to
XML data transformation project. You can use Convert to XML to convert
individual files, or to build converters that allow you to open flat
files as XML documents anywhere in Stylus Studio. Once there, the
XQuery and XSLT skies are the limit:

2) Generating Java Code in Stylus Studio - Stylus Studio's Java Code
Generator saves you hours of needless work and error-prone typing by
automatically generating the Java code needed to run XSLT and XQuery in
your Java applications. Learn how to leverage this powerful feature in
just 5 minutes. With no commercial interruption:

3) EDI to XML Conversion - This video covers a sample EDI-to-XML
mapping project using Stylus Studio's new EDI-to-XML mapping tools in
Convert-to-XML. The demonstration starts with loading an EDI file,
inspecting application control codes, using default conversion
settings, customizing XML output and other advanced EDI-to-XML mapping

4) Introduction to WYSIWYG XSLT Editing in Stylus Studio - This classic
video, lovingly restored using modern-day tools and techniques,
demonstrates Stylus Studio's WYSIWYG tools for creating static and
dynamic HTML content, and some basic techniques for creating dynamic,
XML-data driven tables. Find out how easy it is to develop, convert or
migrate Web sites to new XML/XHTML and XSLT technologies:

5) Creating SQL/XML with Stylus Studio - This demonstration shows you
how to use the DB-to-XML Data Source Editor to connect to a relational
database, automatically generate SQL/XML, and preview query results as
XML. It also describes how you can use SQL/XML to define the structure
of the XML document containing the query results:

6) XQuery Development in Stylus Studio - XML Query (XQuery) is the W3C
language for querying XML documents. Stylus Studio's XQuery Mapper lets
you compose an XQuery using intuitive drag-and-drop tools. This
demonstration, recorded in hi-def StylusVision, shows you how to use
Stylus Studio's XQuery Mapper to aggregate data from multiple sources
using FLWOR and condition blocks:

7) Developing XSLT Templates with the WYSIWYG XSLT Editor - Stylus
Studio provides intuitive WYSIWYG tools that let you transform XML into
HTML using XSLT - without writing any XSLT! Learn how to apply and
match templates, and how to create, edit, and reuse templates of your
own: http://www.stylusstudio.com/videos/tutorial3/tutorial3.html

8) Editing XML files Using Grid View - Stylus Studio's XML Grid View
makes it easy to visualize, navigate, and edit XML documents with
tabular (table-like) structures, including XML views of relational
data. Using the XML Grid View, you can perform advanced XML editing
operations like sorting, reshaping an XML document, renaming elements,
moving elements or attributes, and more:

9) Accessing Relational Data with the URL Builder - The URL Builder is
a quick and efficient way to extract data from a relational table or
view and render it as XML, and this video, in spite of its ranking, is
a quick and efficient way to learn how to use it. This demonstration
shows you how to use the URL Builder to create a DB-to-XML Data Source,
and how to reuse the data source to build an XSLT stylesheet:

10) Using the XML Differencing Utilities in Stylus Studio - See just
how easy it is to visually compare different XML files or folders using
Stylus Studio's powerful new XML Differencing Utility. Thrill as you
see how quickly and easily you can analyze and merge changes made to
different XML documents! Price of admission? Free!

A complete list of XML video demonstrations is available for free
viewing at: http://www.stylusstudio.com/xml_videos.html.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 6 XML Enterprise Edition is available for immediate
purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop starting at $995 (USD) for a
single-user license, with volume discounts available. For a complete
price list, visit http://www.stylusstudio.com/buy/.

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, SQL/XML, XML
mapping, and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide,
Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer
productivity through innovation. For more information, visit


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