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by Eric Redmond
NoSQL databases are fun, and we've all wired up a Node.js project to use one. But what about two? What about three?
That's what's on the docket for this talk. We'll do all the things:
Walk through a (very) quick intro on CouchDB, Neo4j, and Redis.
Then learn how to interact with these very different databases using Node.js.
Then wire them up into a single web application (using Bricks.js, for good measure)
Write it all in CoffeeScript... buzzword overload!!!
If you do not walk out of this talk excited and maybe a little confused, I will have failed.
Some of the specific tools that I plan to examine are traits.js, CoffeeScript, Prototype, and JiverScripts. The goal is to get a look at different ideas to see what each approach has to offer. We will discuss inheritance versus composition, and question when it is or is not appropriate to use object-oriented code.
Node.js is a great platform for building I/O bound apps. At eBay, my team applied node.js to solve a very common chore - how to get data from server-side HTTP APIs (or "web services") quickly. ql.io is a result of this work.
ql.io consists of two parts
A SQL + JSON inspired DSL for HTTP
A runtime that you can can either deploy as an HTTP gateway or use as a JS API for node.js based apps.
In this talk, I will show how you can use ql.io, the agility and performance gains that ql.io can bring in, and then take a deep dive into some of the design choices we made under the hood.
Subbu has been working with HTTP based APIs for over four years, first at Yahoo! and now at eBay. As an architect and the creator of ql.io at eBay, he is responsible for improving the way HTTP is consumed by apps and pave way for near-real-time and conversational end user experiences. He was also one of the key drivers in adopting node.js at Yahoo.
by Scott Koon
11th–12th February 2012