Tag Archives: REST

Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

My first book, Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB, has been published by O’Reilly Media. It is a short and concise ebook with step-by-step instructions and lots of sample code. Most examples are provided both in Futon and using CouchDB’s RESTful HTTP API (using cURL). In my experience, web developers who are new to […]

CouchDB 1.0 Released

Apache CouchDB is a free/open source RESTful JSON document (NoSQL) database with map reduce views and peer-based replication. Version 1.0 was just released today and is 300% faster than the previous version and includes Microsoft Windows support, an authentication system, and flexible replicator options. The New York Times, ReadWriteEnterprise and InfoWorld covered the release. Couchio […]

Resource-Oriented Web Services

Below are the slides from my presentation on Resource-Oriented Web Services at the September 12th, 2009 Vermont Code Camp: Resource-Oriented Web Services View more documents from Bradley Holt.

HTML 5, HTTP Methods & REST

Lots of very exciting things are happening right now for us web standards aficionados. The big news is the buzz around HTML 5 and its growing support in modern web browsers (modern meaning not Internet Explorer). The current state of web standards makes it difficult, but certainly not impossible, to use the web as a […]

It’s a RESTful World

Web developers have many options to choose from when it comes to web services. These options include SOAP, XML-RPC, and REST. It is my opinion that REST will emerge as the primary web services “protocol.” The advantages and disadvantages of each protocol is a topic that has been discussed to great length online. Here are […]