BaseX 8.0: The XMLPrague 2015 Edition

09.02.2015 11:22

Aligned with the XML Prague 2015 Conference, we are proud to present you Version 8.0 of BaseX, your XML database system and XQuery processor! We provide you with quite a bunch of exciting features:


    • Support for XQuery 3.1 is nearly complete
    • We switched to a new default serialization ("adaptive")
    • Index rewritings have been improved, more precise cost estimations
    • MIXUPDATES option: update items and return results at the same time
    • New modules: Array and User Module
    • New annotations: %basex:inline, %basex:lazy
    • 13 of our modules were updated and extended


    • DBA: Database Administration in the Browser
    • RESTXQ: regular expressions in paths, support for quality factors
    • AUTHMETHOD option: choose between Basic and Digest authentication


    • Faster document index (storing paths to all XML documents)
    • Replace documents in-place whenever possible
    • Updatable index structures now take much less space
    • AUTOOPTIMIZE option: optimize after each update


    • Revised user management; users are stored as XML
    • Digest authentication, Salted SHA256
    • Clients in various languages updated


    • Better code completions

    The latest version is available at basex.org.
    We are looking forward to your feedback!