Come and meet CouchDB, the NoSQL store with magical powers. This session will discuss good use-cases for CouchDB and when to use it in your own applications, including new features in the 2.0 release. If you’re curious about alternative databases, fault-tolerant setup, brilliant replication, and a Javascript version called PouchDB then this session is for you.


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Steven Wade at 10:58 on 24 May 2017

Excellent talk! Very personable and knowledgeable. I've looked at CouchDB in the past but have never used it. It was great to see some hands on demos along side the traditional slides to help reignite my imagination of when to use Couch.

Helpful examples, code samples, and tooling. Overall, really enjoyable presentation.

Really good talk. The speaker did a great job explaining and demoing CouchDB. Definitely sold me on giving it a try.

Paul McKibben at 11:03 on 24 May 2017

Learned a lot. Very well presented for newbies to document databases.

Matt H. at 11:14 on 24 May 2017

Lorna did a great job combining explanations with live demos. I definitely am coming away with a better handle on what CouchDB is and can do. She also provided very helpful answers to specific questions, even after her session had ended. Thanks!

Lena T. at 12:26 on 24 May 2017

Very interestingredients. I'm sold !

Ed Barnard at 05:36 on 25 May 2017

Lorna's talk was solid. We had a quick intro to what NoSQL is (and is not), followed later by actual demos and examples. She used a sample dataset which we can download. What she did NOT say, but simply emitted, was as valuable. I'll be checking on iTerm2 and the other command-line goodies she called out. I've been looking at NoSQL for a year or two. I came to the talk hoping to find out where CouchDB fits in the ecosystem, and I did. Take aways: (1) Designed for reliability on unreliable commodity hardware; (2) sync-later when connectivity becomes available; (3) on the other end of the sizing continuum, large-scale is coming together.

John Congdon at 09:27 on 25 May 2017

Lorna, I alway enjoy hearing you speak.

My only recommendation is during the map function discussion, explain that these are super simplified functions to fit better on the slides. But because the data is schemaless, before assuming that the data is there and the proper type, you should do a little sanity check.

For example, are map functions always that simple? Could you provide an example of a more complicated function? Even if you don't go through all of it. Just a slide showing a longer map function may show more real world example?

Sandy Smith at 15:44 on 6 Jun 2017

Even though I'm a NoSQL skeptic, this gave me a solid overview and realistic use case for it. Examples were clear and everything was understandable without coddling the listener.