Altova DiffDog 2005 Introduced
Altova announced DiffDog 2005, a dedicated differencing utility that helps developers track down file and directory differences. DiffDog 2005 is a synchronization tool that facilitates the comparison and merging of files, folders, and directories for application developers and power users.
Managing multiple file versions can be resource- and time-consuming, especially in a team environment. DiffDog 2005 simplifies the reconciliation and allows users to quickly compare source code files, HTML files, or any text-based files, then merge changes with a click of the mouse. DiffDog 2005 provides versatile comparison and merging options for all file directories, as well.
DiffDog 2005 integrates with any version control system that supports external differencing applications. Intelligent syntax-coloring, line numbering, indentation guides, folding margins, and other features provide assistance in comparing source code and XML files. DiffDog 2005 Professional Edition also provides advanced XML-aware differencing and editing capabilities. Special XML differencing capabilities in DiffDog 2005 Pro include DTD/schema-based validation, well-formedness checking, intelligent entry helpers, optional entity resolution, and attention to attribute and child element ordering. Developers can compare XML files in either an advanced text view or enhanced grid view.
For optimal efficiency, developers can edit documents directly within the DiffDog 2005 differencing interface, merge changes, and instantly re-compare the edited files. Similarly, for directory comparisons, DiffDog 2005 allows users to compare and merge directories and open and edit file pairs directly from within the directory comparison display. They can instantly identify the differences in two versions of a large directory, open and edit files side-by-side, then move what they want into target directories.
DiffDog 2005 is available in Standard and Professional editions. Complete details, and a 30-day free trial, are available at the Altova Web site.
Price: Standard Edition starts at US$69; Professional Edition starts at US$129; the Altova Support & Maintenance Package is available for both editions.