Deploying to the Edge from CouchDB

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 10:00 – 10:45am in Hawthorne


CouchDB can serve standalone applications, which can be shared amongst users, putting the source code (and control) back in their hands.


Apache CouchDB makes the perfect vehicle for extremely distributed applications. CouchDB can serve HTML and other static web assets, while providing dynamic access to data. CouchDB’s validation functions and rendering capablities mean you can write your web app in pure JavaScript. Once it’s done it can spread through ad-hoc sharing. When users have full access to the source code, interesting things happen. The application models are different. I’ll run you though some of the major differences. Learning how to program extremely distributed case will make you stronger at building more traditional scalable web services.

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    J Chris Anderson

    Apache CouchDB


    Chris Anderson is an Apache CouchDB committer and co-author of the forthcoming O’Reilly book “Relax With CouchDB”. He is a director of, offering commercial support, consulting, and custom development. He is also designing and evangelizing the CouchApp JavaScript framework.