Couchbase Blog

April 26, 2013

Handling Runtime Errors in Ruby, Python and C Clients

Every app will eventually have to deal with an exception - runtime errors occur unexpectedly and your app must know how to deal with them and recover. It’s always good when error handling is transparent to the end-user but at the very least, good error handling should address the problem, give enough information to the user on what to do next, and exit the program gracefully. If you’ve put a lot of effort into writing your custom app, why let a runtime error ruin it all?

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April 25, 2013

Couchbase Java SDK Internals

[This blog was syndicated from http://nitschinger.at/]

Motivation

This blog post is intended to be a very detailed and informative article for those who already have used the Couchbase Java SDK and want to know how the internals work. This is not a introduction on how to use the Java SDK and we'll cover some fairly advanced topics on the way.

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April 24, 2013

Top 10 things an Ops / Sys admin must know about Couchbase

The bottom line for any sysadmin is to keep the database and in case of Couchbase, keeping the cluster up and running 24x7. With demanding app requirements, your cluster needs to be properly configured, sized and monitored. This can be quite challenging as things can fail anytime without any prior warning.

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April 19, 2013

10 Things Developers Should Know about Couchbase

As a developer, I’ve been using Couchbase Server for couple of months now and I love it. Having written several apps myself, I’ve come to learn many (but not all) of the ins-and-outs of Couchbase. To be a good Couchbase developer, it’s not just enough to know how to use the API’s - it takes a little bit more.

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April 1, 2013

When one is better than two: Collapsing data management layers for scalability and simplicity

Rick Grehan recently posted an in-depth product review of Couchbase and MongoDB. I was struck in particular by one of Rick’s observations:

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March 27, 2013

Couchbase NoSQL @ Tunewiki : A billion documents and counting

TuneWiki now stores more than 1,000,000,000 documents for its service in Couchbase, proving once again the scalability and performance you get with Couchbase. Now that's a billion fewer things users need to worry about. Read this blog to learn more...

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March 22, 2013

Performance Oriented Architecture

"How should I access my data?" is often asked by developers as they contemplate a storage solution. To answer that question one first needs to understand the application under consideration. Who are the most important users, and which use cases need to be fast—that is, what actions does the user take a lot? What is the hot path?

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March 21, 2013

Secondary Indexes or Full-Text Search?

 

Applications get data from Couchbase Server in different ways - they can use basic key-value operations, secondary indexes (views) or full-text search. As a developer, how do you decide whether you should use secondary indexes or full-text search for your new app feature? This blog explains the differences between secondary indexes and full-text search indexes so that you know what you should use to access data in Couchbase based on the scenario you have at hand.

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March 21, 2013

Notice Anything Different?

Today we began using our new company logo and updated the look and feel of our website. You can do a quick comparison of the logo change below.  We hope you like it. 

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March 13, 2013

Couchbase Server 2.0.1 Enterprise Edition - now available!

We’re happy to announce the release of Couchbase Server 2.0.1 Enterprise Edition. As many of you may know, version 2.0 was a very big release with lots of great features and document database capabilities. Version 2.0.1 is the first maintenance release of the Couchbase Server 2.0 release line. 

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