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Snakes on a Couch! Using Python with CouchDB

Sep 23, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Even if you're not a database wonk, you've probably been hearing some talk about this newfangled thing called CouchDB. For one thing, the new Ubuntu desktop uses it for things like the addressbook and Tomboy notes. So what is CouchDB, anyway?

"What is CouchDB?

"If you're familiar with old-style relational databases, like MySQL, Postgres and Oracle ... forget all of it.

"Couch is part of the new "NoSQL" movement, where your data, rather than living in one massive relational database on a single server, may be distributed on many machines across the web. Or it might be sitting in a DesktopCouch database on your local desktop machine.

"To get started with couch, first install couchdb. It's probably available through your distro's package manager."

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