Blogs

May 30, 2013

What's up with the Python Couchbase SDK

Recently, there have been a few new versions of the Couchbase Python client available. It features a new API that is easier to use. As the SDK is now based on libcouchbase, it is also much faster. It's also compatible with Python 3 now too!

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May 29, 2013

Six months as Technical Evangelist at Couchbase

[This blog was syndicated from http://blog.grallandco.com]

Already 6 months! Already 6 months that I have joined Couchbase as Technical Evangelist. This is a good opportunity to take some time to look back.

 

So first of all what is a Developer/Technical Evangelist?

 

Hmm it depends of each company/product, but let me tell you what it is for me, inside Couchbase. This is one of the most exciting job I ever had. And I think it is the best job you can have when you are passionate about technology, and you like to share this passion with others. So my role as Technical Evangelist is to help the developers to adopt NoSQL technologies in general, and as you can guess Couchbase in particular.

Let's now see in more details what I have done during these past six months and why I am so happy about it. I have organized the different activities in three types:

  • Outbound activities : meet the developers
  • Online activities : reach even more developers
  • Inbound Activities : make the product better !

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May 27, 2013

A Couchbase Cluster in Minutes with Vagrant and Puppet

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

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May 23, 2013

Couchbase @ Ziniki : The odyssey to find “Find”

Ziniki Infrastructure Systems built their integration tier on top of Couchbase, because the combination of document storage with incremental mapreduce gave them a powerful way to query data. In this blog, Gareth Powell, founder and architect at Ziniki, describes his experience of using mapreduce views in Couchbase. 

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May 16, 2013

Error handling in the Java client library

 

In my previous blog article, we looked at the errors thrown by libCouchbase clients such as ruby, python, C and C++. This blog will focus on the Java client library for Couchbase.

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May 16, 2013

Logging with the Couchbase Java Client

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

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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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