IONA, an ebusiness platform provider for Web Services Integration, and Altova, a provider of XML development tools, have announced a strategic partnership that will include the bundling of Altova's XMLSPY 5 with IONA's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform--XMLBus Edition. IONA's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform--XMLBus Edition provides a software infrastructure platform for the development, deployment, integration, and management of secure Web services to support the integration of business applications within the enterprise. Altova's XMLSPY 5 Suite supports the visual design, editing, and validation of XML documents, WSDL, XML schema, and XSLT style sheets. Using these products together, a software developer can create and deploy Web services using either legacy code written in CORBA, EJB, or Java through the use of WSDL auto-generation utilities, or develop a new Web service application using visual tools for building WSDL and XML Schema. The IONA Orbix E2A XMLBus Edition v5.4 and Altova XMLSPY 5 product bundle is available immediately for purchase at the Altova Online Shop on the Web. The product bundling includes XMLSPY 5 Enterprise Edition and a one-year development license for the Orbix E2A XMLBus Edition v. 5.4 for a discounted price of $1399. After completing the order information, customers will receive a product key via email that can then be used to activate the product bundle. A free trial version of XMLSPY Enterprise Edition is also available.