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   Re: [xml-dev] XML IDE: What are the top 3 and why?

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Hi. I recently performed an XML development tool analysis for my company. I
reviewed almost 20 products. The winner was Excelon Stylus studio. Its
performance is far better than XML spy. then XML-to-XML mapper is almost as
good as Biztalk's mapper.  The XSLT debugger is excellent. One of the
features we liked most about it is the XPath Intellisense, which guides you
through the XML tree when constructing an XPATH query.   XML spy came second
and Turbo XML third, but I couldn't stand the JAVA UI. [it flickers all the

For pure XSLT development. you must try ActiveState's Visual XSLT. It
incorporates nicely into Visual Studio .NET. It really makes XSLT look like
any other programming language, which is hasn't thus far for lack of proper
development tools.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Long, Craig Z" <craig.long@eds.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] XML IDE: What are the top 3 and why?

> XML-Dev,
> I'm currently using XML Spy 4.3 and am pleased with it.  Please suggest
> other note worthy XML development tools (ideally the top 3-5) that are
> comparable to XMLSpy (price/functionality).  As you know developers often
> find themselves having to justify the purchase of a tool and what tool.
> Thanks for your expert opinion.
> Regards,
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