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Moving From Couchbase To HERE, The Adventure Continues

Back in 2015, I shared my story about becoming a Developer Advocate at Couchbase in an article titled, Ending My Adventure at UC Merced and Starting Fresh.

In the three years that I’ve been at Couchbase, I’ve had a positive impact towards spreading awareness, getting product adoption, and making developers successful. I’ve also grown as a developer as well as an evangelist in the process.

This is where my story at Couchbase ends and my new adventure with HERE begins!

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Using Couchbase With Docker And Deploying A Containerized NoSQL Cluster

You can do a lot of cool things with Docker, for example containerizing web applications, processes, and a bunch of other things. What happens when you want to deploy your database as a container, or more specifically, your distributed database as containers? Most NoSQL databases are distributed, meaning they can be easily clustered with data replication and a bunch of other awesome features. How do you provision each node or configure the cluster?

We’re going to see how to create a custom Docker image for the popular document-oriented NoSQL database, Couchbase, and cluster a few containers together to make one awesome NoSQL cluster.

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Build A Full Stack Movie Database With NoSQL, Node.js, And Angular

Not too long ago you’ll remember I wrote a full stack tutorial on developing a full stack movie database with the Go programming language. In that tutorial we made use of NoSQL as the database, Golang as the backend, and Angular as the client frontend. However, I realize that not everyone is a Go developer.

This time around we’re going to take a look at developing the same full stack movie database application, but using Node.js instead of Golang. It is a good example to show that elements in the stack are modular and each element is replaceable with another technology.

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Build A Full Stack Movie Database With Golang, Angular, And NoSQL

With all the technologies and platforms available, it opens the door to infinite possibilities for development and further validates the need of being a full stack developer. There are many stacks in existence, but one of my personal favorites includes Golang, Angular, and NoSQL.

So how do you apply all these stack technologies towards a fully functional application? Let’s look at a possible usage scenario before we explore the technologies.

A problem I’ve found myself having recently is keeping track of all my movies. Can you believe I’ve purchased the same film multiple times by accident? From this spawned my need to keep a database of every movie I purchased. Using NoSQL, Angular, and the Go programming language, we can create such an application to keep track of what films we own and for what platforms.

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Create A URL Shortener With Golang And Couchbase NoSQL

Continuing down the road of Golang development I thought it would be a cool learning example to develop a URL shortener application similar to that of TinyURL or Bitly. I think these are great examples because not only does it teach you how to develop a RESTful API that uses a datasource, but it also challenges you to think critically when it comes to the algorithms.

Previously I had written about creating a URL shortener using my other favorite server-side technology, Node.js, but the languages are so different that it makes sense to try the same with the Go programming language. In this example we’re going to create an application that makes use of Golang, Couchbase, and a few other project dependencies.

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Using Couchbase Server In A Golang Web Application

Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding how to create a RESTful API using the Go programming language, but in it I only used mock data rather than an actual database. What happens if we want to use a database with Golang? What database, or more importantly, what kind of database should be used? Most APIs transfer data in JSON format, so it might make sense to store data in the same format. This means that a relational database might not make sense. Instead, NoSQL databases fit quite well when it comes to RESTful APIs. A popular NoSQL database that stores data in JSON format is the open source Couchbase Server.

We’re going to take a look at how to include Couchbase Server into our RESTful web application written in the Go programming language.

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Build An RSS Reader Mobile App With NativeScript And Angular

Rich site summary (RSS) feeds are very common on blogs or sites that have a publication type feed. These feeds are in XML format and have information such as the publication title, a summary, or other bits of information that is rather useful. There are plenty of mobile applications on Google Play and iTunes that support the aggregation of RSS feeds, but have you ever wanted to build your own? Maybe you want to create your own news application based on your own algorithms, or maybe your company has a mobile application and you’d like to include a blog section to the mobile app. Whatever the need may be, doing so is not difficult.

We’re going to see how to use Angular, Yahoo’s YQL language, and NativeScript to build a fully native RSS feed reader for Android and iOS.

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