Matt Ingenthron's blog

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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October 23, 2011

Couchbase at ZendCon 2011

The organizers behind ZendCon recognized all we've been doing with Couchbase recently, and accepted a session on Couchbase.  At first, J. Chris was to discuss everything we've been up to with Couchbase Mobile, but there was an unavoidable scheduling conflict.

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February 15, 2011

Paying Attention to what Time it is

First, the news.  I've just posted a release candidate for spymemcached 2.6.  The current prerelease Membase vbucket aware client is also based on that code.

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February 10, 2011

My Notes on the NoSQL Smashup

As with many developers, I love to tinker with new technologies.  Much like Dustin, I'd long admired CouchDB for it's novel approach, the fact that it matches the way we think about data and its simplicity.  It was hard to contain the excitement of bringing these things together.

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November 18, 2010

spymemcached makes more of Membase

In some of the recent Membase meetups, the topic of what moxi does for clients has been discussed a bit.  The bit of background many folks didn't initially have is that moxi began life as being a way to bring some "smarter" capabilities to some memcached clients, using many of the same techniques Dustin had written into spymemcached.

Mainly this was for PHP and Ruby clients, which typically run with many processes that either don't share resources at all or use apartment multithreading under Apache 2.

But, it wasn't yet ready for Membase and vBuckets...

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November 2, 2010

First Ever Membase Meetup @Zynga San Francisco

Along with our Membase project co-founders at Zynga, we held our first ever Meetup at Zynga's facilities in San Francisco.

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October 29, 2010

SD Forum Membase Talk Slides

On Tuesday the 26th, I had the opportunity to get in front of the SD Forum Cloud Services SIG.  I talked about Membase and how it fits in to cloud services and cloud platforms from an integration standpoint.  Slides are posted on slideshare.

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October 18, 2010

Regional Membase Meetups Featuring Local Users

It’s been great to see the interest grow in Membase NoSQL database technology since the open source project was established in June. There is a lot of demand for technical information and use case examples (especially about what Zynga is doing with the technology), and so…

Starting next week, you’ll start to see Membase meetups in major U.S. cities. Membase project leaders and local users will lead the meetups, covering topics such as:

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July 27, 2010

membase at OSCON 2010

Last week was very busy.  We at NorthScale had the release of beta 2 of membase followed by membase's presence at a second conference.  Though we'd already launched the project, OSCON was a great platform to get into further detail about membase itself, the project behind it, what's in the roadmap and how other folks can get involved.

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July 10, 2010

What exactly is membase?

It has been just over couple weeks since the launch of, along with NorthScale's partners at Zynga and NHN.  In that time, we've been steadily increasing the postings on the wiki and responding to questions on the mailing list, the XMPP Chat and the IRC channel.  When questions come up, they tend to be about about how membase compares to other Open Source projects, what kind of client one would use or what the pieces are when deployed.

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