Couchbase Blog

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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August 9, 2012

NoSQL at Jazoon

Jazoon is my favorite conference since it happens in Zurich when the days are long and the temperatures are more to my liking. Europe has many conferences organized by local Java User Groups (JUGs) and they all seem to have an ardent following. Jazoon is organized in a theater complex and although it seems like a strange setting to stand in front of the huge screen to talk, the venue is estremely friendly. There were about 5-6 tracks running concurrently. I got a bulk of the attendees during my time slot and was standing room only when I started my talk.

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August 7, 2012

Couchbase 2.0 Views Documentation

We all think Views in Couchbase Server 2.0 are cool. Honestly, after 25 years of working with the fixed schemas of RDBMS and then SQL-based databases, the flexibility and power of the document style during data creation and update you begin to wonder why we've gone down that path for so long. Add in the power and flexibility of views and getting the out the way you want…

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August 3, 2012

Couchbase Documentation Updates

In the TechPubs team we are totally committed to getting our users the information they need to get the best out of Couchbase Server and the related client libraries and products. Here's a quick update as to what we've been doing and what we are still working on.

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August 1, 2012

Introducing the Couchbase ASP.NET OutputCache Provider

As was reiterated in a recent post by A Main Hobbies CEO Kendall Bennett, Couchbase is a great solution for improving the performance of your ASP.NET applications.  Beyond offering sub-millisecond CRUD operations for your application's persistence  needs, Couchbase also offers many benefits for your application's transient data needs.&n

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July 27, 2012

New Book: Getting Started with Couchbase Server

The first in a series of new books on Couchbase Server was released by O'Reilly at the beginning of the month. 

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July 24, 2012

Introducing the Couchbase ELMAH Error Log Provider

If you're an ASP.NET developer, there's a good chance you've heard of the ELMAH project.  In case you haven't, ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers) is a series of HTTP modules and an HTTP handler that may be added to your ASP.NET web applications for the purpose of tracking unhandled exceptions.  ELMAH provides access to view these errors by way of a web console, email notifications and an RSS feed. 

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July 23, 2012

Couchbase at OSCON 2012

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Portland, OR (Portland means Portland, ME when here in EST) last week.  Along with Benjamin Young and Ali Dodson, I was representing Couchbase in the Expo Hall at OSCON 2012.  We occupied what Benjamin referred to as "database alley."  Couchbase was one of a few database companies in our row.  In what is truly a sign of the times in our industry, a certain large, RDBMS company's booth went largely unvisited over the course of the event.  You might say, they were an "island" unto themselves...

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July 19, 2012

Do you have the makings of a Couchbase champion?

The "Simple, Fast and Elastic" theme seems to be resonating very well with developers as I have visited more Java User Groups (JUGs) in the last few weeks than in the last few years. There is something to be said about the positive energy and unabashed (and honest) feedback that you tend to receive from the creme-de-la-creme of developers and users who tend to attend these community organized events.

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