Oxygen XML Developer 14.0

June 27, 2012

Related versions: 14.1     14.2    

Version 14 marks a major step forward in the XML development support as it introduces additional concepts and functionality that change the way you develop XML and XML-related applications.

As usual, Oxygen is leading the XML tools providing support for new and upcoming standards and technologies. This version introduces EPUB3 and XSLT/XPath 3.0 support.

This version introduces subscription-based licenses for 1 year and 6 months alongside the existing permanent licensing option.

There are changes in:

XML Development

Main Files   [read more...]

Oxygen introduces an innovative concept called Main Files that simplifies the configuration and development of XML projects. Main Files are the roots of an imported/included tree of modules. They are defined at project level and are automatically used to determine the context for validation, editing (Content Completion Assistant and Outline view), refactoring, and component search operations. This support is available for XSD, XSL, and RNG modules.

XSLT Unit Test

Oxygen provides XSLT Unit Test support based on XSpec. You can easily create a test for an XSLT stylesheet using the New -> XSLT Unit Test contextual action in the Project view. This action automatically generates an XSpec stub for the templates and functions from the stylesheet that you want to test. Editing XSpec is assisted with content completion assistance and validation, and a default transformation scenario allows to run the tests, generating as output the test report.

XPath/XQuery Builder

The XPath and XQuery builder is a powerful sandbox tool designed to help you in building, re-using and testing XPath and XQuery code snippets. Using the Content Completion Assistant and syntax highlight coloring, you can quickly build queries and you can re-use them either from the history stack or from the favorites list.

CTRL/CMD + Click Navigation

By holding down CTRL (CMD on Mac) in the Text editing mode some components become links that you can follow to get to the definition of those components. For example, in an XML document, an element name becomes a link to that element definition in the associated schema or DTD. In an XSL stylesheet, a variable reference becomes a link to that variable definition, and so on.

In-Place Rename

Refactoring your code is a lot easier with the rename component action that allows you to rename a component and all its occurrences in the current file without showing any dialog boxes. All the component occurrences are highlighted and changed as-you-type. Oxygen provides a default shortcut to quickly trigger this action: ALT+SHIFT+R (ALT+CMD+R on OS X).

XSLT 3.0

XSLT 3.0 support is automatically activated for each XSLT stylesheet having the version attribute set to 3.0. Oxygen provides content completion assistance for XSLT 3.0 stylesheets, support for transformations and XSLT validation, updated Outline view and search and refactoring actions that handle new additions in the XSLT 3.0 standard.

XQuery 3.0

The XQuery editor and the XQuery builder allow you to edit and execute XQuery 3.0 expressions (including schema-aware ones). The Saxon 9 XQuery processor is used for execution and validation. The functions defined in XQuery 3.0 are presented in the Content Completion Assistant.

XPath 3.0

The XSLT 3.0 and XQuery 3.0 specifications are based on XPath 3.0 so Oxygen updates its XPath support to cover the new additions in XPath 3.0. The XPath builder allows you to edit and execute XPath 3.0 expressions.

Plugins and Frameworks

Plugin/Framework Deployment   [read more...]

As a developer you will be able to distribute your plugins and frameworks to other users by publishing them as add-ons on your website. The users can easily install new plugins and frameworks by just pointing Oxygen to a repository URL. They will be able to browse available plugins and frameworks and select the ones they want to install. When an add-on is changed, an update notification is triggered in Oxygen.

Transformation and Validation


Eclipse Plugin


Remote XQuery Debugging on MarkLogic Server   [read more...]

Oxygen enables the debugging of real applications that use XQuery (for example, web applications that trigger XQuery executions). Oxygen connects to a MarkLogic server, shows you the running XQuery scripts, and allows you to debug them. By setting the server in debug mode, you will be able to intercept all the XQuery scripts running on that server.

The remote debugging support also allows collaborative debugging. Two or more developers can connect to the same debugging session.

XQuery Validation

The XQuery modules can be validated using the MarkLogic server thus you can spot possible issues quickly, without the need to actually execute that XQuery script. The validation support requires MarkLogic 5 or a later version.

Remote Editing

It is possible to edit a module opened directly from the MarkLogic connection, without the need to go through a file or WebDAV peer connection.


Improved JavaScript/JSON Support

The JavaScript editing experience has been improved with the addition of the Content Completion Assistant, synchronized Outline view and syntax validation. The Outline view can also be used when editing JSON files.

Updated Components