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by Bradley Holt
CouchDB is a document-oriented database that uses JSON documents, has a RESTful HTTP API, and is queried using map/reduce views. Each of these properties alone, especially MapReduce views, may seem foreign to developers more familiar with relational databases. This tutorial will teach web developers the concepts they need to get started using CouchDB in their projects. CouchDB’s RESTful HTTP API makes it suitable for interfacing with any programming language. CouchDB libraries are available for many programming languages and we will take a look at some of the more popular ones.
by Rob Treat
The open source database landscape has never been in more turmoil, and yet the popularity of Postgres continues to grow and grow. Get up to speed on what you need to know to administer the world's most advanced open source database, including installation, configuration, tuning, and how best to use PostgreSQL's community resources; with special focus on Postgres 9 and the upcoming 9.1 release.
You have an idea for an app. Great! First you have to munge and maintain the data. Did you know there is one data API to pull clean, updated data from multiple sources? It slices, it dices, it serves out data on geo, social & more! And you don't need even touch MySQL. Mash up some data with the Infochimps Data Scientists Jacob Perkins, Dhruv Bansal and Ham the Incredible Coding Chimp.
25th–27th July 2011