CouchDB: The Definitive Guide

CouchDB: The Definitive Guide

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This book introduces you to Apache CouchDB, a document-oriented database that offers a different way to model your data. CouchDB is a schema-free database, designed to work with applications that handle document-based information such as contacts, invoices, and receipts. In "CouchDB: The Definitive Guide", three of the core developers gently explain how to work with CouchDB, using clear and practical scenarios. Each chapter showcases key features, such as simple document CRUD (create, read, updated, delete), advanced MapReduce, and deployment tuning for performance and reliability. With this book, you will: understand the basics of document-based storage and manipulation; model data as self-contained JSON documents; manage basic document CRUD; handle evolving data naturally; query and aggregate data in CouchDB, using MapReduce views; replicate data between nodes; and, carry out deployment tuning for performance and reliability. This is the only book available on CouchDB.
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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0596155891
  • 9780596155896
  • 694,776

About J. Chris Anderson

J. Chris Anderson is an Apache CouchDB committer and co-author of the forthcoming O'Reilly book "CouchDB: The Definitive Guide". He is a director of, offering commercial hosting, support, consulting, and custom development. He enjoys working on JavaScript CouchApps which can be peer-replicated just like any other data. Chris is obsessed with bending the physics of the web, and giving control back to users. Jan Lehnardt is CouchDB's chief evangelist and a CouchDB consultant for major industry players. Jan's has spoken about CouchDB at conferences such as O'Reilly's OSCON and Erlang eXchange. He's a director at which offers CouchDB Consulting, Training, Hosting & Support. Noah Slater is a Web Technologist with a background in ecommerce, a passion for hypertext, and an obsession with sthetics. He's written for O'Reilly Media and developed software for the GNU Project, the Apache Software Foundation, and Debian. Away from computers, he has a fascination with music, film, and photography.
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