Monday, 15 December 2008

XML Editor - Liquid XML Studio

I’ve just started using a great XML editor: Liquid XML Studio.  I used it when creating some XSDs the other day.  It’s really easy to use, and has a great graphical interface too. 

The thing I really really like is the feature to generate an instance of the schema.  The only other tool I’m aware of that does this is the BizTalk schema editor – but that’s a bit more of a heavyweight tool than I usually need!

It also has Visual Studio integration (with the visual editor), XPath expression builder, documentation generation and a web service browser.  It’s not cheap, but there is a free feature limited Community Edition.  There’s also the high end Developer Edition that adds a load of muscle for people working with more complex schemas, such as the OASIS schemas.

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