All posts by Matthew Groves, Developer Advocate

Matthew is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase, and lives in the Central Ohio area. He has experience as a web developer as a consultant, in-house developer, and product developer. He has been a regular speaker at conferences and user groups all over the United States, and he has written AOP in .NET for Manning Books. He has experience in C# and .NET, but also with other web-related tools and technologies like JavaScript and PHP. You can find him on Twitter at @mgroves.

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Performance Testing and Load Testing Couchbase with Pillowfight

Performance testing and load testing are important processes to help you make sure you are production ready. For testing Couchbase Server clusters, there is an open-source command line utility called “cbc-pillowfight”. It’s part of libcouchbase. Before you begin You’ll need...

Distributed session with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed session is a way for you to store your session state outside of your ASP.NET Core application. Using Couchbase to store session state can help you when you need to scale your web site, especially if you don’t want...

/ September 20, 2017
Azure Cloud

Azure Functions and Lazy Initialization with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions are still new to me, and I’m learning as I’m going. I blogged about my foray into Azure Functions with Couchbase over a month ago. Right after I posted that, I got some helpful feedback about the way...

/ September 15, 2017
Powershell

Powershell with the Couchbase REST API

PowerShell is a scripting environment / command line that comes with Windows and is also available for Linux and within Azure. Maybe you’ve used Postman or Fiddler to make HTTP requests. Those are great, but not necessarily the right tools...

/ September 14, 2017
Dependency injection

Dependency Injection with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Dependency Injection is a design pattern that makes coding easier. It saves you the hassle of instantiating objects with complex dependencies, and it makes it easier for you to write tests. With the Couchbase.Extensions.DependencyInjection library (GitHub), you can use Couchbase...

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Distributed caching with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed caching can help to improve performance of an ASP.NET Core application. This is especially true for an ASP.NET application that’s deployed to a server farm or scalable cloud environment. Using Couchbase Server for caching is one of the many...

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Aggregate grouping with N1QL or with MapReduce

Aggregate grouping is what I’m titling this blog post, but I don’t know if it’s the best name. Have you ever used MySQL’s GROUP_CONCAT function or the FOR XML PATH('') workaround in SQL Server? That’s basically what I’m writing about...

Azure Cloud

Azure: Getting Started is Easy and Free

Azure is where Microsoft is spending a lot of its efforts lately. Microsoft is dedicated to making Azure a success. As someone who started working with Azure a little in the early days, I can say that it’s come a...

Azure Cloud

Azure Functions with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions are Microsoft’s answer to Amazon’s Lambdas or Google’s Cloud Functions (aka “serverless” architecture). They give you a way to deploy small pieces of code, and let Azure handle the underlying server. I’ve never used them before, so I...

SQL Server and Couchbase Server compare and contrast

SQL Server and Couchbase side-by-side (video)

SQL Server is compared (and contrasted) with Couchbase Server in this video. If you are averse to video, you can check out the corresponding blog post series I wrote a few months ago that covers the same material: Part 1...