New Features Increase Developer Productivity
The latest release of Altova desktop developer tools, server software, and regulatory solutions introduces a host of productivity-boosting features across the product line, as well as updated support for standards, databases, and integration with popular IDEs.
Let’s take a look at the highlights.
New in Version 2022 Release 2
Support for MongoDB clusters in MapForce
Recently added support for NoSQL database mapping and conversion in MapForce has been enhanced with support for MongoDB clusters. In contrast to a single-server MongoDB database, a MongoDB cluster allows the database to either horizontally scale across many servers with sharding or to replicate data to increase performance and availability.
MapForce can now connect to MongoDB clusters as well as single-server databases.
Convenient features for working with images
Multiple Altova software products include support for projects that group related files and allow for easy batch operations. Now, when a project includes images, the user can mouseover the image in the Project Window to preview it or double-click it to open the image in an external editing application.
This new functionality is found in XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, and Authentic.
XMLSpy has also been updated with a new Project toolbar (shown above) as well as enhanced support for saving images directly from its Grid and Text editing views (below).
Code generation for Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6
Products that provide code generation, including XMLSpy and MapForce, can now target the latest releases of these environments.
Updated database support
Relational database support across the product line has been updated for the latest versions of:
- IBM DB2 11.5.7
- MySQL 8.0.28
- MariaDB 10.6.5
- SQLite 3.37
- PostgreSQL 14.1
Support for macOS Monterey 12
Altova Server Software is available on Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms with support added in v2022r2 for macOS Monterey 12.
And much more
Check out the per-product What’s New pages for more details.
Customers can visit the Download page to update their software to the latest version now.