J. Chris Anderson

CouchApp Evently Guided Hack w/ CouchDB

Date: This event took place live on May 20 2010

Presented by: J. Chris Anderson

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free


Learn to hack jQuery CouchApps -- p2p web applications that can be deployed anywhere there's a CouchDB.

Apache CouchDB can host HTML5 apps natively, serving them over HTTP. Learn how to write JavaScript CouchApps which run on both the client and the server.

We'll assume you are familiar with jQuery and your command-line shell of choice, and that you have an installed copy of CouchDB (at least version 0.11).

We'll be hacking on Taskr, first I'll show you how to run it, then we'll collaborate on code. Here's Taskr: github.com/jchris/taskr/

If you want to hack server side Mustache templates, you should install the latest version of Sofa: github.com/jchris/sofa

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