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Altova XMLSpy is an excellent tool for creating/designing new XML schemas (XSDs) using a visual layout tool and helps developers and architects work with XML and JSON documents, understand and validate and diagnose issues with XML and JSON documents. It is not well suited for working with other data formats, such as YAML or CSV.
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Read full review Pros XML schema (XSD) design and maintenance XML document validation XML and JSON document reformatting and pretty-printing Read full review Notepad++ allows us to keep open files in tabs. Like in a web browser, these tabs let us access these files quickly and easily. Furthermore, even if we forget to save the files when closing the program or shutting down the PC, Notepad++ retains them in the open tabs when we reopen it. Notepad++ supports many different file types. We usually save our files created in Notepad as normal text files, but sometimes as JSON, PHP, and HTML files. Notepad++ is lightweight and requires little resources. Using it is snappy and responsive. The developer of Notepad++ frequently updates the software with bug fixes, performance improvements and new features. Read full review Cons Application performance could be improved, especially initial load speed Better support for large document handling (documents hundreds or thousands of megabytes in size) Remove all nagging popups to upgrade Read full review UI looks a bit dated. Sometimes the number of options are overwhelming and require a quick search to figure out where to locate a particular function. Some way to do a diff between files would be great. Still need to resort to another paid app for that - unless it is a buried function I don't know about or there's a plugin for it. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I use it every day for 13 years already and it never disappointed me
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Many of the features are not out of the box. We have install them separately
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I haven't needed to utilize any support related to Notepad++. I guess this is a good thing because I found it to be quite intuitive. There are almost infinite features you can tweak and plugins you can download but I haven't had to do that because Notepad++ is really good right out of the box.
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XMLSpy does not have many capable competitors, it is the market leader and other alternatives do not provide the tools we rely on.
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Notepad for Windows, Microsoft Word...LibreOffice Writer....I have used all of these for code writing and editing. Once again I like the universal feel of Notepad++. Basic Notepad, is just that, basic...and kind of clunky for what it is. This is a cool that I have installed on all my computers and also keep it on a thumb drive if I need it elsewhere.
Read full review Return on Investment XMLSpy has made us much more efficient when designing new integrations Read full review Productivity has increased for developers. It's free so instead of buying a piece of software, you can use this to replace many of them that may only specialize in one thing. It gives our developers confidence knowing they have such a reliable, free tool at their disposal. Read full review ScreenShots