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dotNetRDF Developers Guide

This developers guide is intended for advanced users who want to extend dotNetRDF further and the project developers. If you are new to dotNetRDF you should start with the User Guide before moving onto this guide.


The Architecture section covers the architecture of dotNetRDF, this includes high level information like our Namespaces but also discussions of low level architectural details of different portions of the library.

It also covers some of the past and present Design Documents for the library.


The SPARQL Engine section covers non-architectural topics around our SPARQL engine such as optimization and extensions.

General Topics

This section of the guide covers topics pertaining to advanced functionality of dotNetRDF.

Developing for dotNetRDF

This section covers how to contribute to dotNetRDF and is primarily intended for existing/prospective contributors.