Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, William Schmarzo, SmartBear Blog, Charlotte Spencer-Smith

Related Topics: Java IoT

Java IoT: Press Release

Altova Delivers Version 2010 of Its MissionKit Tool Suite

Version 2010 Provides New Support for WSDL 2.0, JSON, and SysML Technologies

XML Magazine on Ulitzer

Altova, creator of XMLSpy, today announced the availability of Version 2010 (v2010) of the Altova MissionKit®, an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools. Version 2010 delivers over 70 of customers' "most wanted" features across the product line, from support for new technologies like WSDL 2.0 in XMLSpy and MapForce®, JSON in XMLSpy, and SysML in UModel®, to enhanced functionality for working with XBRL in XMLSpy, a completely new stylesheet design option in StyleVision®, and much more. For users working on the newest version of the Microsoft® Windows® platform, Version 2010 is also compatible with Windows 7.

"With the state of economy today, companies are only buying the tools they need to get the job done efficiently and within budget. As always, at Altova we aim to provide our customers -- both current and future -- with affordable and easy-to-use tools that meet their needs, whether they are developers, database administrators, or IT power users," said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. "To that end, we've responded to our customers' feedback to add more than 70 of their 'most wanted' features to the latest version of the Altova MissionKit, delivering the most comprehensive support in the industry for working with XML, databases, and UML."

Each of the tools available in the Altova MissionKit 2010 provides a host of new features and functionality:

-- XMLSpy 2010 -- Powerful new functionality has been added to the XMLSpy XML editor, including one of the most often requested features: support for WSDL 2.0. This adds to existing support for WSDL 1.1, allowing developers to edit and validate either version of a WSDL file in XMLSpy's unique graphical WSDL editor. XMLSpy even supports one-click conversion between WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 files, allowing for easy migration. XMLSpy 2010 also includes enhancements to its XBRL support, including a new XBRL Taxonomy Wizard for creating XBRL taxonomies in the graphical XBRL Taxonomy Editor, generation of comprehensive XBRL documentation, and new functionality for finding and sorting data in large XBRL taxonomies and instance files. With v2010, XMLSpy adds to its long list of supported standards with new functionality for working with the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). The new JSON editor gives users the flexibility to edit JSON files using the same intuitive text and grid/tree views and intelligent editing options available for XML editing, and it even provides one-click conversion between XML and JSON files. Unlike any other XML editor, XMLSpy 2010 supports both JSON and XML, giving developers an easy way to work with JSON in the same environment where they're developing XML-based AJAX, and Web services applications.

-- MapForce 2010 -- Several new features have been added to the MapForce data mapping tool in Version 2010. Users can now process data from or into multiple files, making it easy to consolidate file collections or output data from one file to many. As a complement to this feature, input or output file names can now be used as parameters, enabling the user to generate dynamic mappings in which this information is defined at run-time. MapForce 2010 EDI support has also been enhanced with EDI file validation in generated code and support for three additional EDIFACT messages. MapForce also now supports working with WSDL 2.0 for building and connecting to Web services, and supports the use of xsi:type in XML documents.

-- StyleVision 2010 -- Version 2010 of StyleVision, Altova's visual stylesheet designer, introduces new features and usability enhancements to streamline e-Form development and template design and portability for more efficient reporting based on XML, XBRL, and database sources. A new design paradigm allows users to create templates within layout containers or even upload a blueprint image on which to base their design. This adds a new level of flexibility to the design process, enabling users to lay out their design first and add content after, in the same way they would approach common desktop publishing applications. Additionally, the new absolute positioning feature lets users specify exact coordinates for each element to absolutely position them in their designs. These features combine to provide StyleVision 2010 users with an invaluable tool for designing true electronic forms. Template designers can also now utilize multiple page layouts within the same document, an extremely valuable feature for those working with printed media. StyleVision 2010 also provides several new developer features, including: support for inline (HTML, XSLT, XSL:FO) processing commands, extension templates based on any XPath, importing external XSLT files, and a disable-output-escaping function for rendering code as-is, without it being transformed by a processor.

-- Authentic 2010 -- Authentic® 2010 users will directly benefit from many of the new StyleVision features for true electronic forms design described above. The sophisticated e-Forms created in StyleVision 2010 are presented in Authentic as a true WYSIWYG-interface for XML and database content editing, where powerful entry helpers and intelligent editing features allow users to easily get their data into valid XML or database stores -- without ever being exposed to the underlying technical syntax. Other usability enhancements added to Authentic 2010 include a new paste as text option that enables Authentic users to insert data into e-Forms as marked up XML or text-only; and the ability to view user-defined HTML elements/blocks, generated output with the new disable-output-escaping functionality, and variables created in StyleVision design templates. Authentic 2010 also includes a browser plug-in for Firefox, as well as support for the newest version of Internet Explorer, IE8. With the release of Version 2010, Authentic is now offered in Enterprise and Community Editions, both of which are available as either as a desktop application or browser plug-in. The new Authentic 2010 Enterprise Edition requires a paid license and provides advanced features for WYSIWYG XML and database content editing. Authentic 2010 Browser-Plugin Enterprise Edition is offered on a 12 month license term basis. Authentic 2010 Community Edition is available under a free license.

-- UModel 2010 -- New productivity-enhancing features have been added to Version 2010 of the UModel UML tool, including support for the Systems Modeling Language (SysML). SysML uses seven diagram types that are part of the UML specification and includes two additional diagrams -- requirement diagrams and parametric diagrams. UModel 2010 supports all SysML v1.1 diagram types and elements with code generation in Java, C#, and Visual Basic. A new scripting environment and form editor has also been added to allow users to automate UModel operations from within the UML tool itself. UModel 2010 also introduces a new option to generate multiple sequence diagrams from reverse engineered Java, C#, and Visual Basic application code.

-- DatabaseSpy 2010 -- DatabaseSpy® 2010 includes a powerful new visual database schema comparison feature that allows users to compare database schemas within the same database type, or across database types (all major relational databases are supported). DatabaseSpy 2010 displays differences between database schemas in a graphical manner, and users can generate a change script to merge changes in either direction. DatabaseSpy 2010 can also now convert database structures between different database types, for example, to migrate from MySQL® to Oracle® or SQL Server®. Other often-requested usability features include calculation of information for selected results (count, total, average, sum, etc.) and result grid printing.

-- DiffDog 2010 -- In DiffDog® 2010, functionality has been extended for comparing and merging XML and database content. DiffDog 2010 introduces a powerful XML Schema diff feature that allows users to compare and merge XML Schemas as they evolve, and then generate an XSLT file to update corresponding XML instance documents according to the new schema. Alternatively, users can choose to generate an Altova MapForce mapping file based on the DiffDog comparison to further refine the transformation between schemas. Also new in DiffDog 2010 is database schema comparison and merging functionality similar to that in DatabaseSpy 2010, as described above.

A complete list of all the new features added in the Altova MissionKit 2010 is available at: http://www.altova.com/whatsnew.html

To download a 30-day free trial of any Altova product, visit: http://www.altova.com/download.html

More Stories By XML News Desk

The XML-Journal News Desk monitors the world of XML and SOA /Web services to present IT professionals with updates on technology advances and business trends, as well as new products and standards.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...