XMLSpy is one of the finest XML commercially available editor in the market. With XMLSpy you can edit, transform, model and debug all XML related technologies (it is not limited XML technology only, this is another advantage of this tool).
When you are all busy working to build up some web applications which will involve creating advanced XMLs, you’ll need an XML editor which simplifies the complexities that might be involved in development and at the same time it should be flexible enough that you don’t waste time figuring out the what is what’s in the created advanced XMLs.
Now some of you might be used to graphical view (something like the tree structure or story based XMLs), while others might prefer using the conventional text based XML. The beauty of XMLSpy is that it allows both views to you, and seamlessly integrates a toggle option between the two views.
XMLSpy is a commercial product and you can get a 30 day free trial from the following link:
[ Download 30 days free trial link: XMPSpy Trial software ]
For those who prefer open source alternatives for commercial software, please check the list of alternative software for XMLSpy:
1> Serna: Free, open source, powerful XML editor.
Serna Free is a powerful but simple XML editor which has a very user friendly interface and is useful for somebody who has minimal experience with XML editors. The appearance of the editor is more like a word processor and it is very easy to learn and use. It has a WYSIWYG interface which helps in designing the output properly.
The editor is meant for those people who do not want to spend too much time in learning to use the product and its options. Multiple language option is available with the editor and the supported languages include Italian, French, Chinese and German apart from English. It also has spell checking in multiple languages.
Serna Free supports several document formats such as XHTML, NITF, Docbook and a few others. It also has other features like a help facility which is context sensitive and a simple form of editing which is drag and drop. Another useful feature is ContentMap which allows you to view the document in a tree structure.
Another very interesting function of the feature ContentMap is that you can change the position / order of the documents by dragging and dropping the elements into different root / tree all together ! In fact, you can drag and drop your elements in other open XML documents as well ! And after doing this, you do not have to ground up go on checking if the XML is valid, as there is an internal validation that happens in Serna XML editor, which ensures your XML is valid and if not it highlights it then and there.
Serna Free is primarily designed for small and non commercial users such as education and home business. The supported tags are unlimited and it is normally not used for building web applications. Using Serna Free it is easy to exchange data among web applications, a feature popular with commercial users.
[ Download Serna Free from this link ]