Altova XML Spy Enterprise Edition 2008 is elegant XML development software for designing, editing and debugging a range of applications involving XML, XML Schema, XSLT, XQuery, SOAP, WSDL and Web service technologies. The software is proficient and suitable for usage on both J2EE, .NET platforms. It has a user friendly interface with a variety of editing views and options. It offers you the most apt functionality that suits your business needs and working preferences.
Altova XML Spy Enterprise Edition consists of main view window where the documents are viewed and edited, and the Information Window shows the detailed view of all the elements and attributes. The program includes tabs for features like messages, XPath, XSL Outline, Find in files and Find in schemas. The menu bar and toolbar contain various menu applications and shortcuts for different commands. While editing your XML documents it can be edited in different modes like Text View, Grid View, Authentic View, Schema/WSDL View and a browser view. The other features, XML parser and validator supports W3C’s XInclude 1.0, XPointer Framework and XPointer element (). There are some built-in processors and Debuggers like XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0 cand XQuery 1.0 included in the W3C drafts option. With the XPath expression evaluation feature you can easily create a XSLT stylesheet. The XML Spy IDE enables you to organize the files into the projects that are displayed in tree form on the right side of the interface. A project consists of schema files, XML data files, transformation files and output files. You can import the data from various databases as an XML file and generate XML schema file. You can also create, edit and debug the SOAP request within IDE. XML Spy is also integrated in the Visual Studio .NET environment. You can even generate code in java, C++ or C# to modify into XML files.
Altova XML Spy Enterprise Edition 2008 comes across as a rather potent development utility owing to its cross platform support and elaborate range of features and earns it a score of 4 rating points on a scale of 5.