Blogs

September 29, 2012

Pop-It - A Social Kinect Game Powered by Couchbase Server

What’s more fun than popping balloons? Last week at CouchConf SF, we demo’ed an experimental social game app (Pop-it) powered by Couchbase Server 2.0 (Beta). It is a HTML5 browser app with a C#.Net game server. If you didn’t get a chance to play it, you might want to check out this video and watch the fun:

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September 21, 2012

Couchbase Server 2.0 Beta is Here!

It is so awesome to be here at Couchconf San Francisco today and see hundreds of people listening in at the opening session. I’m listening to our keynote speakers from McGraw Hill, SambaCloud and Shufflemaster talk about the next generation applications they plan to build powered by Couchbase Server 2.0.

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September 20, 2012

Strongly Typed Views with the .NET Client Library

The latest bits of the Couchbase .NET Client Library support a few different view querying options.  In this post, I'll describe those options in detail.  To play along at home, make sure you have the latest Couchbase Server installed with the beer-sample sample bucket. 

I've added a view named "by_name" to the beer-sample bucket in the "beer" design doc.  This view simply creates a secondary index on the "name" property of "beer" documents.

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September 7, 2012

Working with social game entities in Couchbase

What’s in a new social game? Fundamentally, a game is an “experience” built around a series of interactions between the player, the content, and other players.

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August 29, 2012

Need a cheat sheet? The Java SDK cheat sheet for Couchbase Server 1.8.1 has arrived !

There are many occasions when I need to quickly refer to the programming APIs when I am trying something new. For my personal use, I created one handy Couchbase Server 1.8.1 Java Cheat Sheet, which I hang on my desk always. 

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August 27, 2012

Couchbase and VMware vFabric Application Director

A year ago, almost to the day, I was working at VMware in the vFabric group on a beta product called AppDirector. It was designed to simplify the process of getting complex application environments up and running in a user serviceable way – as in – skip submitting a ticket and then waiting 2+ weeks for the IT group to build up and configure 10 virtual machines with Centos, Tomcat, MySQL and Apache. It was a great idea but I decided to leave VMware for Couchbase before I could see it fully completed.

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August 24, 2012

NoSQL for the enterprise

Following my talk at Jazoon (which I covered in my earlier blog), I had a whirlwind trip to five Java User Groups (JUGs) in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. I would like to thank Gerd Cestan and the Stuttgart JUG, Antonoio Goncalves and the entire committee at Paris JUG, Nimret Sandhu and the Seattle JUG, Manfred Moser and the Victoria JUG and Darren Gibbons and Sam Cirka and the Vancouver JUG for hosting me.

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August 21, 2012

Schema Flexibility is SCRUMptious

Waterfall Methodologies seem antiquated nowadays, with SCRUM, Crystal, eXtreme, Kanban and others, all these new paradigms for building applications iteratively and quickly have really become commonplace. I feel NoSQL with Couchbase is the next evolution of that movement, allowing you to develop the data model just as smoothly and iteratively, and a lot more quickly.

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