SOURCE: Altova

August 04, 2008 09:33 ET

Altova XMLSpy Named 2008 Editor's Best Award Winner by SQL Server Magazine

XML Editor Chosen as 'Best Development Platform' for Its Strategic Importance to the Market, Competitive Advantages, and Value to Its Customers

BEVERLY, MA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Altova® (, creator of XMLSpy®, the industry leading XML editor, and other popular XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, today announced that XMLSpy was named as a gold medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the Development Platform category by Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine®.

"The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor's Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

Altova XMLSpy is the industry's best-selling XML editor and XML development environment for modeling, editing, transforming, and debugging XML-related technologies, including XML, XML Schema, DTD, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, SOAP, WSDL, and more. It offers the top XML editor, schema designer, code generator, converters, debuggers, and profilers. XMLSpy is also used to automatically generate class files from XML Schemas in multiple programming languages (Java, C#, C++), and it provides support for Office Open XML (OOXML) in Microsoft® Office 2007 documents.

"Altova is thrilled that XMLSpy has been recognized by the editorial team at SQL Server Magazine as the industry leading XML development platform," said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. "With each new version of XMLSpy, we are adding features and functionality that help give developers an edge in today's marketplace, and we're proud to be recognized for our contributions to the software development industry year after year."

Altova XMLSpy 2008 is currently available with pricing starting at $599 (USD). XMLSpy may be purchased stand-alone or as part of the Altova MissionKit 2008™ product bundle -- both are available directly from the Altova Online Shop at:

To download a 30-day free trial of XMLSpy 2008 or the MissionKit 2008, visit:

About Altova

Altova accelerates application development and data management projects with software and solutions that enhance productivity and maximize results. As an innovative, customer-focused company and the creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. Enabling customers ranging from vast development teams in the world's largest organizations to progressive one-person shops, Altova's line of software tools fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs. Altova is an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Object Management Group (OMG) and is committed to delivering standards-based platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable, and easy to use. Altova was founded in 1992 and has headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria. Visit Altova on the Web at:

Altova, XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, and MissionKit are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Altova GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. The names of and reference to other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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