This is a hands-on course on CouchDB. You will learn how to install and configure CouchDB and how to perform common operations with it.
Additionally, you will build an example application from scratch and then finish the course with more advanced topics like scaling, replication and load balancing.
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Piyas is a Sun Microsystems Certified Enterprise Architect with more than 10 long years of professional IT experience in various areas such as Architecture Definition, Enterprise Application, Client-server/ e-business solutions. He possesses hands on experience to handle a wide range of databases ranging from PostGreSQL, SQL Server7.0/2000, Oracle 8i, 10g to Sybase, MySQL and NoSQL databases like MongoDB.
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In the first lesson, you will learn how to install CouchDB on a variety of different platforms. A step by step guide will be provided for installing the NoSQL DB on Mac OS, Windows and Ubuntu Linux. For the more hardcore of you, the installation from sources if also included.
In this lesson, you will get introduced into the CouchDB fundamentals and the operations that accompany it. Initially, the web based interface Futon is discussed and then the various CRUD Operations are explained in detail. Examples of API commands referring to the Server, the Databases, the Documents and the Replication are provided. Finally, you will see how to work with documents and how to handle the different revisions of those.
In this lesson, we will focus on Design documents, a special type of CouchDB document that contains application code. We will see how to use the relevant API to create, view, validate documents etc.
In this lesson, we will explore some more advanced concepts, such as scaling our CouchDB server, performing replication, load balancing and clustering. Finally, we will see how to perform load testing using the Tsung framework.
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