Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday August 18 will be “Relax, It’s Only Data! A Gentle Introduction to CouchDB”, with Matt Woodward.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

CouchDB is a document-oriented, schemaless, “NoSQL” database built entirely around standard Web technologies such as HTTP, REST, JSON, and JavaScript. CouchDB has been described as being built “of the web” which makes it the perfect datastore for Web applications.

This presentation will cover the basics of CouchDB, discuss the change in mindset necessary when working with CouchDB versus a traditional relational database, and demonstrate how to use CouchDB in your CFML applications.

Come to this presentation to gain a working knowledge of CouchDB and a much more relaxed attitude towards your data.

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Matt Woodward is Principal IT Specialist for the Office of the Sergeant at Arms at the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

Matt has been working with CFML since 1996, and is a member of the Open BlueDragon Steering Committee, Team Mach-II, the Free Software Foundation, the League for Programming Freedom, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

WHEN: Thurs. August 18, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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