Tag Archives: FOSS

The Future of CouchDB and Couchbase Server

“What’s the future of CouchDB? It’s Couchbase.” —Damien Katz “The future of CouchDB is CouchDB.” —Noah Slater First of all, don’t panic. The Apache CouchDB project is thriving. There are plenty of core contributors who are dedicated to the project. If you’re using CouchDB, you’re fine. If you’re considering using CouchDB, you’ll be fine. CouchDB [...]

Top Five Posts of 2011

Continuing a trend started by Cal Evans and then followed by Chris Cornutt, Matthew Turland, and Joe Devon; here are the top five most viewed posts from my blog in 2011. 5. CouchDB and Domain-Driven Design This post covered two topics that are of great interest to me. Document databases like CouchDB have much potential [...]

Propose a Session for Vermont Code Camp 2011

Vermont is a beautiful place to visit—especially in the fall! We’re looking for Vermonters and non-Vermonters alike to speak at this year’s Vermont Code Camp. Vermont Code Camp is organized entirely by community volunteers, with the help of our great sponsors (we’re still accepting sponsorships, too). Vermont Code Camp is a polyglot event. We’re looking [...]

Exploring RabbitMQ and PHP

I’m exploring the possibility of using RabbitMQ for an upcoming project. RabbitMQ is a free/open source message broker platform. It uses the open Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard and is written in Erlang using the Open Telecom Platform (OTP). It promises a high level of availability, throughput, scalability, and portability. Since it is built [...]

Testing PHP 5.4

Rasmus Lerdorf today posted instructions for testing the upcoming PHP 5.4 release. Running the PHP tests and submitting the associated report will help the PHP team get PHP 5.4 ready faster as it gives them reports of failed tests from a variety of platforms. I just did this today for the first time and can [...]

Speaking at OSCON 2011

I’ll be speaking at this year’s O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). O’Reilly has introduced a new conference to be co-located with OSCON called OSCON Data which will “focus on the practical nuts and bolts of dealing with data.” I’ll be giving a three hour tutorial at OSCON Data on Learning CouchDB and a forty minute [...]

Scaling CouchDB

My latest book, Scaling CouchDB, is now available in ebook format. This is a short book (about 72 pages) and serves as a practical guide to scaling CouchDB and designing a distributed system to meet your capacity needs. Replication, conflict resolution, load balancing, clustering, distributed load testing, and monitoring are covered. The chapters on load [...]

Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

My first book, Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB, has been published by O’Reilly Media. It is a short and concise ebook with step-by-step instructions and lots of sample code. Most examples are provided both in Futon and using CouchDB’s RESTful HTTP API (using cURL). In my experience, web developers who are new to [...]

Vermont Code Camp

This year’s Vermont Code Camp will be on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at Kalkin Hall on the University of Vermont campus. Last year’s event was a big success with 85 attendees and 19 sessions and this one promises to be even bigger and better! The second annual Vermont Code Camp will be a full day [...]