CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant, and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. It is a fresh perspective with amazing capabilities for storing, replicating, and retrieving information. It’s not intended to replace traditional relational databases, but it gives you a new way to think about how you store and access your information. CouchDB seems to fill the perfect niche for running a public continuous integration service in which users could donate their CPU to running software test suites in an anonymous manner. It could be entirely distributed, fast, efficient, and it would most likely provide better platform, versioning, etc. suite coverage than what is available on a single development team today.
I’m definitely looking forward to JSConf 2010. Here’s to writing more innovative web and mobile applications faster and with better tools.
- Michael Harrison has provided a synopsis for almost every presentation at the conference. You can find it at http://www.michaelharrison.ws/weblog/?p=132
- Chris Williams, the organizer of JSConf 2009, has uploaded 200+ photos for JSConf on flickr. You can find it at https://www.flickr.com/photos/voodootikigod/sets/72157617332003077/