Giving CouchDB a spin was an experience that was way too easy. The hardest part installing CouchDB was probably unzipping the files. This is how it went on Windows PC:
- Download from here: http://www.couchone.com/get#win
- Unzip the files
- Run bin\couchdb.bat from the unzipped location
- There isn’t one, that’s it
I then pointed my browser at http://127.0.0.1:5984/_utils and I got this, CouchDBs admin, Futon.
The Futon UX was a dream. It’s slick, every action is simple, you’re never lost, it looks great and is sprinked with a little humour (check out the ‘Admin Party’). It even comes with it own set of smoke tests, that you can run with ease from within Futon with a simple click. How cool is that.
And then once you use it, it couldn’t be simpler. A RESTful JSON api over http.
First impressions are important and CouchDB has left a great one. It’s still early days but may the love affair blossom.