CouchDB: The Definitive Guide

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Three of CouchDB's creators show you how to use this document-oriented database as a standalone application framework or with high-volume, distributed applications. With its simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data, CouchDB is ideal for web applications that handle huge amounts of loosely structured data. That alone would stretch the limits of a relational database, yet CouchDB offers an open source solution that's reliable, scales easily, and responds quickly.

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Overview

Three of CouchDB's creators show you how to use this document-oriented database as a standalone application framework or with high-volume, distributed applications. With its simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data, CouchDB is ideal for web applications that handle huge amounts of loosely structured data. That alone would stretch the limits of a relational database, yet CouchDB offers an open source solution that's reliable, scales easily, and responds quickly.

CouchDB works with self-contained data that has loose or ad-hoc connections. It's a model that fits many real-world items, such as contacts, invoices, and receipts, but you'll discover that this database can easily handle data of any kind. With this book, you'll learn how to work with CouchDB through its RESTful web interface, and become familiar with key features such as simple document CRUD (create, read, update, delete), advanced MapReduce, deployment tuning, and more.

  • Understand the basics of document-oriented storage and manipulation
  • Interact with CouchDB entirely though HTTP using its RESTful interface
  • Model data as self-contained JSON documents
  • Handle evolving data schemas naturally
  • Query and aggregate data in CouchDB using MapReduce views
  • Replicate data between nodes
  • Tune CouchDB for increased performance and reliability
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596155896
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Series: Animal Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Chris Anderson is co-founder of Grabb.it, a Portland-based web startup which provides Web scale analytics for the music industry. He specialises in web search and large scale CouchDB deployment, both for Grabb.it and as an independent consultant.

Jan Lehnardt is also an Apache CouchDB committer and co-founder of Relaxed Technologies. Jan hacks on all parts of the web technology stack and focuses on making developers' lives easier.

Noah Slater is an Apache CouchDB committer and release manager. He works with the community to get CouchDB running in as many places as possible.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Why CouchDB?

Chapter 2: Eventual Consistency

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Chapter 4: The Core API

Developing with CouchDB

Chapter 5: Design Documents

Chapter 6: Finding Your Data with Views

Chapter 7: Validation Functions

Chapter 8: Show Functions

Chapter 9: Transforming Views with List Functions

Example Application

Chapter 10: Standalone Applications

Chapter 11: Managing Design Documents

Chapter 12: Storing Documents

Chapter 13: Showing Documents in Custom Formats

Chapter 14: Viewing Lists of Blog Posts

Deploying CouchDB

Chapter 15: Scaling Basics

Chapter 16: Replication

Chapter 17: Conflict Management

Chapter 18: Load Balancing

Chapter 19: Clustering

Reference

Chapter 20: Change Notifications

Chapter 21: View Cookbook for SQL Jockeys

Chapter 22: Security

Chapter 23: High Performance

Chapter 24: Recipes

Appendixes

Installing on Unix-like Systems

Installing on Mac OS X

Installing on Windows

Installing from Source

JSON Primer

The Power of B-trees

Colophon

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    This "NookBook" won't open on my nook

    CouchDB will not open on my nook. How utterly disappointing since I purchased my nook with the intent of using it to manage my technical library. Is there no QA for ebooks? It gets better. This title is licensed under the GPL, it is available directly from the authors as a free download. I knew this and only purchased it to ensure it would be correctly formatted for the nook. Oh the irony. The best part? I have no recourse. Nookbooks can not be returned. The nook however can be returned... The book itself is very useful and well written (I have it on my PC in PDF format).

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