Altova has released the XML Spy 4.0 Suite, Including full support for XML Schema editing, validation based on Schema or DTD, a drag-and-drop visual XSLT editor and much more.

Press Release:
BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2001--Altova, Inc. ( today announced the 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.

Recently, XML technologies have emerged as the essential technology for systems integration, data interchange and electronic commerce, becoming the foundation for virtually all new application development for corporate Information Systems. To maximize productivity of today's software professionals, 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 (IDE) is the industry leading solution for developing XML-based applications, making it easy to create and manage XML documents, stylesheets, and schemas. It is the essential power tool for XML application developers. XML Spy 4.0 IDE provides the power and flexibility needed to work with XML content in the most sophisticated production environments, greatly improving how businesses create and use information on the internet. The XML Spy IDE is the first true IDE for XML, and has won the top awards from leading software engineering publications. The XML Spy IDE is currently serving the needs of the leading global high-tech companies including all of the companies listed in the NASDAQ-100 index.

The XML Spy 4.0 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 the easiest word-processor style free-flow WYSISYG editor for XML documents, empowering non-technical people to create and edit XML documents. The Document Editor is available as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application.

The XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework

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 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.

The XML Spy 4.0 Suite

The XML Spy 4.0 IDE and XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework together comprise the XML Spy 4.0 Suite, the most comprehensive tool Suite for Advanced XML Application Development (AXAD)!

XML Spy 4.0 Authorized Training

Altova is proud to announce the first authorized course for learning XML and XML Spy 4.0: Developed by the Richard Hale Shaw Group ( creators of the XMLBootCamp, UMLBootCamp and other BootCamp-style, training courses for software developers on COM, ASP, UML and .NET), XMLSpyBootCamp is a 4-day, hands-on intense immersion in learning XML and XML Spy 4.0. This course will be taught publicly, starting in late October, 2001, and is available as on-site training as well. For details see

XML Spy 4.0 Pricing and Availability

The XML Spy 4.0 Suite is available immediately for download and purchase from the XML Spy Online Shop, See website for complete price-list including special limited-time upgrade pricing, multi-user or concurrent-user licenses, or contact sales at altova dot com.

Visit the XML Spy booth at software tradeshows this fall, including XML World (Sept. 18-19), Microsoft PDC (Oct. 22-23), XML Edge (Oct. 24-25), XML on Wall Street (Nov. 12), and XML Conference & Expo (Dec. 11-13).

About Altova

Altova is a leading provider of XML software solutions with offices in Beverly, MA and headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The privately held company was founded in 1992 and has been actively involved in the XML market from the early conception of Extensible Markup Language. Altova's XML Spy is the leading choice of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Altova's XML Spy product line is the best-selling XML tools suite and has won the leading industry awards. Altova is a member of the W3C and OASIS.

Altova, XML Spy, and AXAD are trademarks of Altova GmbH registered in numerous countries.

The names of and reference to companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.