Joining Cloudant

Since 2005, my partner Jason Pelletier and I have had the privilege of working with numerous great clients through our company, Found Line. While we have enjoyed this work, it’s time for us to move on to other things.

I’m happy to announced that I will be joining Cloudant (an IBM company) as a Developer Advocate early next month. Though Cloudant is based in Boston, I will work remotely. Our current plan is to remain in Burlington, Vermont for the immediate future. Jason will spend the next several months working on and wrapping up current projects. However, the plan is to shut down Found Line after a soon-to-be-determined date (be sure to get in touch with Jason if you’re looking for creative director level print and web/UI designer who can code in HTML5, CSS3, LESS, and JavaScript).

Cloudant (acquired by IBM earlier this year) is a fully-managed NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS). If you’ve used CouchDB, then Cloudant should look familiar to you. Cloudant extends CouchDB with built-in scalability and many other features including chained MapReduce, full text indexing, and geo queries. Like CouchDB, data in Cloudant is accessed through a RESTful API that allows you to create, read, update, and delete documents. Data can be queried though a primary index or through secondary indexes. Secondary indexes can be built using MapReduce or the newly released Cloudant Query.

As a Developer Advocate, I will engage with and support developers who are using Cloudant in their software applications. This will include everything from writing documentation, building example applications, blogging, speaking at conferences, presenting webinars, organizing meetups, and training other developers. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to help other developers build their applications using Cloudant.

One Comment

  1. Posted September 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, Bradley! Sounds like a perfect fit. Hope to see you soon (ZendCon etc.).