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Beginning CouchDB

Authors: Lennon, Joe

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  • This book talks about the first full CouchDB 1.0 release, which no other book does
  • There is little documentation on CouchDB, which this book provides
  • Teaches to manipulate vast data sets using simple commands and some Javascript. Not a complex programming language in sight!
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The new world of cloud computing needs data storage. CouchDB is the scalable, portable, simple database engine that is helping open source cloud architects put their data stores onto a firm foundation. Beginning CouchDB provides the tools to begin using this very powerful database engine without having to pay license fees for the software, or worry about administrator's certifications or vast hardware requirements. This book teaches the fundamentals of one of the most powerful database engines ever created for the price of a good lunch. After reading this book and working through the examples, you'll be able to write your own applications for CouchDB quickly and easily.

  • In-depth, non-intimidating guide to CouchDB and how it differs from similar offerings such as SimpleDB and BigTable, and also how it differs from traditional relational and object-oriented databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.
  • Detailed explanation of how CouchDB works, its suitability for use in distributed environments, the role of Erlang, and other technical topics in a manner that does not obfuscate methods or results. JavaScript is extremely popular as a development language for CouchDB. No Erlang is required, but a little bit can't hurt either.
  • A tutorial-oriented approach to teaching readers how to use CouchDB, featuring many code examples and listings, as well as screenshots where relevant.

About the authors

Joe Lennon is a software developer from Cork, Ireland. Joe works for Core International, the largest provider of human resources and payroll software in Ireland. He is an experienced PL/SQL and Oracle systems developer, who specializes in the development of Web applications. He is skilled in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, particularly in JavaScript frameworks such as Prototype, jQuery, YUI and ExtJS. In 2008, he was hired to develop Learn French by Podcast, a highly popular and profitable language-learning website. To date, Joe has written numerous articles for IBM's developerWorks, and regularly writes technical articles and tutorials on his personal blog at www.joelennon.ie.

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eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-7236-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-7237-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning CouchDB
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joe Lennon
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-7236-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-7236-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-7237-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
300
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