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Blueprints is a collection of interfaces. If these interfaces are implemented, then the underlying graph database is “Blueprints-enabled.” In many situations, its desirable to not expose a Blueprints-enabled graph database, but instead, to expose an implementation of another set of interfaces. In the package
com.tinkerpop.blueprints.oupls, there are “outplementations” for other popular interfaces. In this way, any Blueprints-enabled graph database can be framed within the context of that set of interfaces.
The naming convention for
oupls is as such.
XXXGraph: An implementation of the
XXXis modeled as a
GraphXXX: An ouplementation of the
Graphis modeled as an