Blogs

March 16, 2012

Couchbase at PyCon

You've probably seen those ubiquitous bumper stickers that state a driver's "other car is a ..." where "..." is some other form of transport that isn't a car.  If my laptop were to be accessorized with such a sticker, it would read "My other language is Python."  That's why when this .NET guy was asked to attend PyCon, I jumped at the chance.

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March 6, 2012

Strata Conference

I attended the Strata Conference last week and although I did not catch the talks, the buzz was definitely in the air on the show floor.    "Machine Learning," "I am  a Data Scientist" and "we are showing off a Hadoop connector" seemed like the most common pick up lines. Our Helicopter giveaways was amongst the most popular. I Wish I had one of them, but, as a Couchbase employee I was not eligible.

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February 29, 2012

Keeping up with the Documentation

We use an incremental release model on the documentation here at Couchbase. What that means is that we change and update the material on a nearly daily basis, including the main server manuals, SDK guides and information and other details. Sometimes these are minor changes, and sometimes these are really major changes. 

Of course you can always determine when the documentation was last updated by checking either the documentation library page:

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February 22, 2012

Java User Group talks

I wanted to give a shout out for the Cleveland Java Users Group for hosting me and organizing a meetup despite very little notice. The healthy interaction in the group seems reflective of the sentiment of the larger Java community in general. I am not totally surprised by the findings that surfaced in James' blog.

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February 8, 2012

Surprises in our NoSQL adoption survey

Today we shared some results from a survey we conducted a few weeks ago to assess the current state of NoSQL adoption. Though we originally ran the survey to gather data for planning purposes, we found the data so interesting (and, being honest here, positive) that we wanted to share it.

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January 27, 2012

So whats the story about libcouchbase and Windows?

A couple of days ago I showed you an example program using libcouchbase to create a small application to put data into a Couchbase cluster, but the code wouldn't compile on Windows. That does by no means imply that libcouchbase doesn't work on Windows, its more that I was in a hurry writing the blog post so I didn't have the time fixing everything up in time for the blog post.

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January 23, 2012

Membase Server is Now Couchbase Server

This is my first blog posting at Couchbase – and one I’m very happy to be writing! Today we shipped Couchbase Server 1.8, culminating a tremendous amount of work since I joined Couchbase three months ago. Before getting in to the details about the release, I want to say hello to the Couchbase community. I’m excited to be at Couchbase.

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January 23, 2012

Client Libraries for Couchbase Server

Couchbase Server is simple to develop for by it's very nature.  Modeling your data, as many of my colleagues often say, is simply a matter of organizing it like the natural world around you.  I know that seems like a blindingly straightforward idea, but many a software developer has had to deal with the impedance mismatch when building the software between the users and their data.   

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January 23, 2012

Introducing the Couchbase PHP Library 1.0

A New World

We are releasing Couchbase Server 1.8 today and with it a complete rewrite of our PHP SDK. This is all good news: We beefed up the internals significantly while keeping the API compatible with previous releases. Yay!

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January 23, 2012

Introducing the Couchbase .NET Client Library 1.0

What's in a Name?

With the release of Couchbase Server 1.8, both the server and client libraries are getting a number of bug fixes.  But the change that will mean the most to long time users is the new name.  Membase Server is now Couchbase Server and the Membase .NET Client Library is now the Couchbase .NET Client Library.  This refactoring isn't like renaming your AccountManager class to AccountService, it goes beyond that

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