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An Introduction to CouchDB

Nov 02, 2009, 16:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Zawodny)

"Before I do, it’s worth noting that Ubuntu 9.10 was just released and uses CouchDB under the hood. The Ubuntu One backup/synchronization service makes it easy to back up and sync Firefox bookmarks, Tomboy notes, files, contacts, and more. As more users adopt 9.10 and Ubuntu One, CouchDB usage grows accordingly. If you read my previous NoSQL article and wondered which projects are ready for prime time, consider this a big vote of confidence for CouchDB.


"You’ll often see the word “relax” associated with CouchDB. That’s because CouchDB tries to solve a lot of the “hard problems” associated with building a scalable distributed document-oriented database. It does a lot of heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on building your application without worrying too much about administration or weird corner cases.

"CouchDB also sports a very simple and easy to understand RESTful API. This should make for a very low barrier to entry and stress-free development. As we progress through the process of using CouchDB, I think you’ll start to realize that this motto is not just "marketing speak.""

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