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-====== ​XBUP Project's WIKI ======+====== Project ​Introduction ​======
-Welcome on eXtensible Binary Universal Project'​s Wiki Pages.+XBUP is binary data protocol and file format for communication,​ data storage and application interfaces.
-This pages contains following sections:+===== Key Features =====
-  * [[en:​doc:​index|Documentation]] ​- Project'​s ​documentationspecification ​and more +  * **Unified block-tree structure** - Allows to combine different data together into single unit 
-  * [[devel|Development]] - Information ​about project'​s development,​ current tasks, activities and so on +  * **Build-in and custom data types** - Catalog of types and support for external definitions 
-  * [[format|Format]] - Formats based on this project +  * **Transformations framework** - Data processing for compression,​ encryption, compatibility and data handling 
-  * [[en:about:logos|Logo]] ​- Some considered project logo images+ 
 +===== Motivation ===== 
 +Project ​should provide universal protocol as a more feature-rich alternative to currently used binary protocols. It should provide general methods for handling various types of data including:​ 
 +  * **Multimedia files** - Audio, Video, Animation 
 +  * **Filesystem structure** - Allow to represent data in the form of filesystem or as compressed archive 
 +  * **Application API** - Remote or local methods execution supporting parameters and result passing 
 +  * **Serialization protocol** - Provide ability to serialize structured data 
 +  * **Long-term data storage** - Provide way to define data with separate or integrated specification 
 +  * **Huge data** - Use dynamic numeric values to allow support for data in terabytes range or more 
 +  * **Representation of segmented, fragmented or indexed data** 
 +The protocol is also intended to bring advantages of modern markup languages like XML into binary world. It'​s ​a ground-up designed alternative focused on binary datayet providing similar techniques like XML Schema, XML Namespaces, XSLT and so on. 
 +Where applicable, project should also include concepts from other similar protocols, like for example: 
 +  * **RIFF** - Resource Interchange File Format 
 +  * **HDF5/​CDF** - Hierarchical Data Format / Common Data Format 
 +  * **ASN.1** - Abstract Syntax Notation One 
 +  * **Matroska/​EBML** - Extensible Binary Meta Language 
 +  * **Protocol Buffers** - Serialization protocol for binary data exchange 
 +===== Design Principles ===== 
 +Project is using bottom-up approach with layers building on top of each other adding gradually new functionality. 
 +Some of the design principles:​ 
 +  * **Small steps** - Project should be build and evolve by adding small and independent functionality 
 +  * **Universaility first** - Focus should be on support of wide range of use-cases and provide extensibility instead of fixed and compact structure 
 +  * **Abstraction** - Data should be defined using abstraction instead of vague description only 
 +===== More ===== 
 +You can learn more about this project by reading following sections: 
 +  * [[en:​about:​use_cases|Use Cases]] 
 +  * [[en:about:​goals|Goals]] 
 +  * [[en:​about:​project_scope|Scope]] 
 +  * [[en:about:logo|Project ​Logo]]
-See [[devel#​Editing this wiki pages|how to edit this wikipage]] if you want to contribute to this project. 
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