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eXist-db Native XML Database

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eXist-db is a high-performance open source native XML database—a NoSQL document database and application platform built entirely around XML technologies. The main homepage for eXist-db can be found at This is the GitHub repository of eXist source code, and this page links to resources for downloading, building, and contributing to eXist-db, below.

The eXist-db community has adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct.

Open Community Calls

We hold an open Community Call each week on Monday, from 19:30-20:30 CET. The meetings are posted to this public Google Calendar.

If you wish to participate, please join the #community channel on our Slack workspace (invitation link below). Pinned to that channel is a link to the upcoming meeting's agenda, which contains the link to the call, as well as a link to to look up the time of the meeting for your local time zone.

The notes of past Community Calls are located here.


New developers may find the notes in and helpful to start using and sharing your work with the eXist community.


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