XML Editor Review


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Publisher's description

Altova XMLSpy 2010 Professional Edition is the industry-leading XML editor and XML development environment, with intuitive editing views and powerful XML utilities to model, edit, transform, and debug XML-related technologies quickly and easily. In addition to the world's most popular XML editor, XMLSpy Professional includes a graphical XML Schema editor that allows you to design and document complex schemas with ease. Advanced error handling and hyperlinking capabilities in its XML validator make troubleshooting a breeze. It also includes a schema-aware XSLT processor and an XSLT 1.0/2.0 debugger for perfecting stylesheets, plus support for stylesheets that use Java, C#, JavaScript, and VBScript. An XPath 1.0/2.0 analyzer and intelligent XPath auto-completion assist in the building and testing of XPath expressions, which can then be evaluated against multiple files. A schema-aware XQuery processor and an XQuery debugger facilitate intelligent querying of XML data. Support for XBRL and XBRL Dimensions allows viewing and validating documents that conform to these standards. For Web developers, XMLSpy includes a JSON editor and JSON XML converter. XMLSpy supports all major databases, including IBM DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL, and others. You can connect to and query a relational database, generate an XML Schema from a DB, import and export data based on DB schemas, generate DBs from XML Schemas, and edit relational or XML data. XMLSpy includes COM and Java APIs plus OLE and ActiveX controls, which let you access XMLSpy's powerful capabilities in a programmatic way. The optional integration of XMLSpy with Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse allows you to seamlessly access XMLSpy editing views and XML development tools from within these popular IDEs. XMLSpy is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

XML Marker


Publisher's description

XML Marker is an XML editor that uses a synchronized table-tree-and-text display to show you both the hierarchal and the tabular nature of your XML data. It automatically produces a tabular display of any selected tag by collecting repeating attribute and tag names and then arranging them into columns. The result is a clutter-free and informative tabular display. The implementation is very efficient in memory and CPU resources so you can quickly navigate through very large XML files - up to hundreds of megabytes and even gigabytes of XML data on a standard personal computer.

XML Marker is the perfect tool to work with plain-text debugging output and log files. You can dramatically increase their usefulness by modifying your programs to produce them in XML format. After that, you can use the graphical features of XML Marker to spot hidden trends and to solve your bugs faster. More features include table sorting, syntax-highlighting editor, and automatic indentation.

XML Marker is very good at what it does, which is source-level XML editing, but it has some important limitations:

The developers of XML Maker are planning to address these limitations the next versions.