updated 01:30 pm EST, Mon November 20, 2006
oXygen XML Editor 8.0
Syncro Soft today released oXygen XML Editor 8.0, enhancing the Schema Editor and XSLT/XQuery Debugger software with a spreadsheet-like XML Grid Editor and a new database perspective. The grid editor allows users to edit repetitive XML content in a special layout similar to a spreadsheet application without the need to interact with the markup language. The new Database perspective enables users to browse tables or collections from databases, execute XQuery or SQL queries, inspect or modify data, and specify XML Schemas for XML fields as well as collections. Database support includes many of the popular servers such as Tamino, XHive, MarkLogic, TigerLogic, eXist, Berkeley or mixed operating as native XML storage, or as relational and XML at the same time using DB2, SQLServer, or Oracle. oXygen XML Editor 8.0 is priced at $50 for a non-profit license, $225 for a professional license, and $275 for an enterprise license. The software requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Users can store transformation scenarios in a project file, simplifying the scenario management by attaching only the relevant scenarios to a project. Users can also pass a set of pre-configured project scenarios to teammates, and can specify both the transformation XML source as well as the stylesheet locations. The software saves the current editor layout for later use, which users can share with colleagues.