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London CouchDB Training with Dale Harvey and Alan McKean


Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

London CouchDB Training with Dale Harvey and Alan McKean

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Comprehensive CouchDB, March 28 & 29 Ended $1,200.00 $45.95
Introduction to CouchDB, March 28 Ended $750.00 $32.45
Advanced CouchDB, March 29 Ended $750.00 $32.45

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Event Details

Don't miss this opportunity to attend training sessions led by Dale Harvey, Engineer at Couchbase and Alan McKean, Couchbase Director of Training. This is the first time a CouchDB training has been offered directly from the Couchbase staff -- what better way to increase your CouchDB skills than by learning from the people who knows it best?

Apache CouchDB, commonly referred to as CouchDB, is an open source document-oriented database written in the Erlang programming language. It borrows from NoSQL and is designed for local replication and to scale horizontally across a wide range of devices. CouchDB is supported by commercial enterprise CouchBase.

This Couchbase Training opportunity gives you one and two day opportunities to get your hands on Apache CouchDB. Each workshop will be divided between instruction and hands-on exercises to get you up to speed as quickly as possible with your own CouchDB-based applications. 

  • Introduction to CouchDB is a 1 day course that will cover the essential CouchDB toolkit, including core API, document design, views and replication. 
  • Advanced CouchDB is a 1 day session focusing on advanced view patterns and queries, bulk document operations and how to consume changes and create replication filters.                                       
  • Comprehensive CouchDB is two days of training that will take you from introductory development skills to advanced capabilities including all of the areas covered in each of the 1-day Introduction and Advanced sessions described above.

March 28  - Introduction to CouchDB  (9 am to 5 pm)

  • Understand CouchDB basics
  • Tools for using and understanding CouchDB REST interface
  • API structure and the corresponding HTTP methods
  • Database API for creating new databases and getting whole-database information
  • Document API for creating, updating and deleting documents through HTTP
  • How to replicate information between databases both locally and remotely
  • Architecture of Design Documents
  • Querying databases through views
  • Rendering view queries using lists
  • Rendering individual documents with shows
  • Document validation for structuring documents and ensuring data format consistency
  • Use attachments to augment your database, application and documents

March 29 - Advanced CouchDB (9 am to 5 pm)

  • Recap of CouchDB basics
  • Understanding the CouchDB on disk structure and relationships
  • Advanced view interaction, including limits, range, and searching
  • View query parameters
  • View patterns and how to map typical database queries to CouchDB view structure
  • How to create and update multiple documents in bulk
  • Consuming changes feeds to monitor CouchDB operations
  • Use replication filtering to exchange specific documents
  • Handling document update conflicts
  • Authentication and authorization controls on CouchDB databases and documents

About Dale Harvey

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Dale Harvey is an Engineer at Couchbase, and is basically the Czar of HTML5 and Erlang there.  He is a long time enthusiast of Erlang, Javascript and Open Source. Dale previously founded the online spreadsheet company Hypernumbers before moving to Couchbase to help build a web application platform. 

About Alan McKean

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Alan McKean's career spans twenty-five years of programming, writing and teaching. He coauthored the Addison-Wesley book 'Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities and Collaborations'. His previous experience includes software development at Hewlett-Packard and Dynamix (a division of Sierra Online) and senior training positions at GemStone and VMware. Alan is and now Director of Training at CouchBase.

About Couchbase
Couchbase is the name of the new NoSQL database company and product family created in the merger of CouchOne and Membase. Couchbase technologies represent the most comprehensive data management solution for building scalable web and mobile applications, with indexing, flexible querying and ease of use that developers love; and elastic clustering, robust storage management and consistently high performance relied on by system administrators and operators. Couchbase is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures.

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When & Where

76 Portland Place


United Kingdom

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM (BST)

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