Couchbase Followup and a Github Repository

Jun 18, 2013 3:27 PM

Since my initial tinkering with Couchbase, I've been idly thinking about improvements to the data sources and potential uses I may have for it.

As for the latter, I think I may give a shot to implementing IKSG's new project-tracking system in it. I'll lose out on reader and author fields, but otherwise it'd be a pretty direct translation between NSF or Couchbase data stores.

For the former, I decided to drop my development code in a Github repository and start tracking my to-dos there:

https://github.com/jesse-gallagher/Couchbase-Data-for-XPages

The test database stored in that repository is the same as the one from my previous post with two main exceptions:

  1. I added a new parameter to XSPCouchbaseConnection to specify whether or not it should, when acting as a DataObject, treat the bucket as a document store. Since "documents" in Couchbase are just keys with JSON strings as their values, it's a tricky matter to detect intent... thus, I decided I may as well just make it a config option.
  2. I added a second example connection in faces-config.xml: clusterScope. Since the Java API automatically serializes and deserializes objects to store in the bucket, it makes for a perfect backing store for a clustered XPage app's persistent clusterScope.

I can't say how much time I'll have to dedicate to the improvements I want to make in the short term, but I think even the current form should be enough for me to build apps upon. I'm very interested to see if I can come up with tricks to use that are more difficult or are very inefficient in an NSF.

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Stephan H. Wissel - Jun 19, 2013 3:37 PM

I was toying around with a complete couchbase OSGI plug-in. It would not only connect as data source but allow to start/stop CouchDB.

Great to see someone is more than toying!

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