A posting from Alexander Falk announces the final production release of the XML Spy 4.0 Suite, "a comprehensive product-line of easy-to-use software tools, facilitating all aspects of XML application development. The XML Spy 4.0 Suite consists of the XML Spy 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the XML Spy 4.0 XSLT Designer, and the XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor, a comprehensive tool-set for all XML application development. The XML Spy 4.0 Integrated Development Environment is a solution for developing XML-based applications, making it easy to create and manage XML documents, stylesheets, and schemas. The XSLT Designer is an innovative new approach to automate writing of complex XSLT Stylesheets using an intuitive, drag-and-drop user interface. The XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor is available as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application; it offers a word-processor style free-flow WYSISYG editor for XML documents, empowering non-technical users to create and edit XML documents." A 30-day evaluation version is available for download.
"The XML Spy 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) builds on the success of previous versions by adding new functionality, specifically: (1) Complete support for the W3C's final XML Schema Recommendation, including graphical Schema design, schema-based validation, and schema conversion tools. (2) Complete ODBC and ADO database access functionality, including database schema to XML schema conversions, and advanced import & export features for legacy data. (3) Extendable 3rd Party Plug-in architecture for solution providers to build custom applications. (4) Customizable user-interface and new Windows XP look-and-feel."
"The XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework consists of the XML Spy 4.0 XSLT Designer and the XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor, which together form an XSLT and XML Schema based, enterprise-wide content management solution for creating and deploying large volumes of XML content in real-world production environments such as web-publishing, knowledge management or e-commerce. A live demonstration of the XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework in action is hosted at www.nanonull.com (requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0). The demo consists of several rich electronic forms based on advanced schema and XSLT, which were written using the XSLT designer, and are displayed and edited on your browser using the automatically installed Document Editor browser plug-in."