Release Specification Information contains details about new features and software changes in each release.
Topics that are broadly applicable in HDF5 applications are found under General Topics in HDF5:
|Chunking in HDF5||Detailed information regarding chunking in HDF5|
|Using Compression in HDF5||Resources regarding compression|
|Improving I/O Performance When Working with HDF5 Compressed Datasets||A description of the factors that should be considered when storing compressed data in HDF5 files and how to tune those parameters to optimize the I/O performance of an HDF5 application when working with compressed datasets (PDF)|
|Parallel HDF5||Information on Parallel HDF5|
|Fill Value and Space Allocation Behavior||A table summarizing of the behavioral interactions of HDF5 fill value and storage allocation settings|
|H5Fill Behavior||The library's fill value behavior for property list settings|
|A description of SZIP compression in HDF5, |
|HDF5 Library Release Versions Numbers||A description of HDF5 library release version numbering|
|Using Identifiers||Description of how identifiers work|
|UTF-8 encoding in HDF5 applications||Information on using UTF-8 encoding in HDF5 applications|
More advanced topics are discussed under Advanced Topics in HDF5, including dynamic plugins and Virtual Datasets.