Altova XMLSpy 2012 released

October 20, 2011

Updates in 2012

HTML5 support
HTML5 is the latest version of the language for presenting information on Web pages. Version 5 includes numerous improvements that are driving its rapid adoption, including the addition of new elements that make it easier to present multimedia content such as video, audio, dynamic images, and so on, in a standardized way (i.e., without requiring separate software). This helps improve interoperability of Web pages – and Web-based apps – while increasing their sophistication. At the same time, it makes creating rich content for multiple browsers and platforms much simpler for the developer.

XMLSpy has long supported HTML4 and XHTML editing, and even includes an intelligent CSS editor. Now, with Version 2012, XMLSpy introduces intelligent support for editing HTML5 code (and CSS3 stylesheets).

It’s easy to write code in the XMLSpy HTML5 editor, which provides context sensitive editing help in both static entry helper windows and drop-down menus that offer allowed element and attribute choices as you type. Code completion also helps speed editing and ensure closed elements.

CSS3 support
The XMLSpy CSS editor now supports CSS3 in addition to CSS2.1. Syntax coloring, context-sensitive entry helper windows and drop-down menus, screen tips, and more assist developers with writing CSS code to style their HTML pages. Similar to working in the HTML editor, you can opt to view your CSS code and resulting HTML page side-by-side as you edit.

JDBC database driver support
As with other database-enabled MissionKit tools, XMLSpy 2012 supports JDBC drivers in addition to existing ODBC and ADO options. JDBC connections are easily configured in the Database Connection Wizard.

Java API
In addition to the existing COM API, XMLSpy 2011 includes a new, native Java API, giving Java developers an easy way to automate XMLSpy and integrate its functionality in their applications. This adds more flexible options for developers to efficiently access XMLSpy functionality from their preferred platform.

New samples for API use
As with other MissionKit tools that include a COM API and the new Java API, XMLSpy 2012 ships with code samples in JScript, C#, and Java to demonstrate how to utilize an API to automate XMLSpy from different development environments.

Find in Project
The power of the Find in Files and Find in Schemas functionality in XMLSpy has now been extended to XMLSpy Projects: simply enter the name of files(s) you need to find, and XMLSpy will locate them instantly. This makes working with even the most complex projects that much easier and efficient.