XMLSpy

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Altova XMLSpy
XMLSpy shot.gif
XML editing in XMLSpy
Developer(s) Altova
Stable release 2015 / September 17, 2014
Operating system Microsoft Windows - officially supported
Type XML Editor
License EULA
Website http://www.altova.com/xmlspy.html

XMLSpy is an XML editor and integrated development environment (IDE) developed by Altova. XMLSpy allows developers to create XML-based and Web services applications using technologies such as XML, XBRL, XML Schema, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, WSDL and SOAP.

Development[edit]

XMLSpy was first released in 1992, producing an integrated development environment for XML.[1] It is a licensed software product that uses key protection to prevent unlicensed usage. [2] Version 3.5 was released in 2000, allowing graphical input for editing diagrams and access to remote files.[3][4] Version 4.1, released in 2001, added the capability to create XML schemas.[5] The 5.0 version of the program was released in 2002, adding a XSLT processor, XSLT debugger, a WSDL editor, HTML importer, and a Java as well as C++ generator. The version's XML document editor was redesigned to allow for easier use by businesses.[6] XMLSpy 2006 was given the Platinum Award by SQL Pro Magazine's Editor's choice awards.[7] XMLSpy 2007 added increased XPath capabilities, including better integration with Microsoft Word.[8]

In 2008 XMLSpy was the gold recipient in the Development Platform category by SQL Server Pro.[9] In 2009 XMLSpy was named the Editors' Best Best Development Tool's Silver Award recipient by Windows IT Pro Magazine.[10] XMLSpy 2010 added additional support for WSDL 2.0.[11] In 2011 the program added additional charting and graphing support, in addition to enhancing other program capabilities.[12] In 2012 the new version added support for HTML5 and EPUB.[13] The 2013 version then added new XML validation tools.[14] The program also has support for XBRL, in order to manage and view XBRL data.[15]

Multiple views[edit]

Altova XMLSpy includes multiple views and editing features for the following:

  • XML instance document creation and editing
  • Visual XML Schema development
  • DTD editing
  • XSLT 1.0/2.0 development and debugging
  • XQuery development and debugging
  • XPath 1.0/2.0 development and analysis
  • Office Open XML development
  • XBRL taxonomy & instance document creation, editing, and validation
  • Web services development
  • Graphical WSDL creation and editing
  • SOAP development and debugging
  • Java, C++, C# code generation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XML Spy 5.0". PC Magazine. January 1, 2003. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Altova website
  3. ^ Edd Dumbill (November 13, 2000). "New version of XML Spy with graphics support schemes". XML fr. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Tomasz Kopacz (May 21, 2001). "Szpieg, który kochał XML". Computerworld. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Using XML Spy 4.1 Suite to Create XML Schemas". Web Pro News. December 3, 2001. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Christina M. Purpi (October 16, 2002). "XML Spy Gains XSLT Debugger, WSDL Editor". Computerworld. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rock Stars". SQL Pro Magazine. July 20, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ken Cox (October 1, 2007). "Hands-On Product Report: Altova XMLSpy 2007". Redmond Developer. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Jeff James (July 30, 2008). "SQL Server Magazine Editors' Best Awards 2008". SQL Server Pro. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2009 Windows IT Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards". Windows IT Pro Magazine. November 19, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "News Briefs". SD Times. December 1, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ Adrian Bridgwater (February 22, 2011). "Altova Aims For Eye-Catching XML Power". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ Adrian Bridgwater (February 27, 2012). "Altova Reveals Release 2 of MissionKit 2012". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ Mitch Pronschinske (September 29, 2012). "New MissionKit Raises the Bar for Modeling Tools". DZone. 
  15. ^ Robert J. Boeri (December 2009). "Words and 401(k)s". EContent. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 

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