Today we’re going to kick-start our CouchDB exploration by using CouchDB’s friendly Futon web interface to perform basic CRUD operations. After that, we’ll revisit cURL—which we used to communicate with Riak in Chapter 3, Riak—to make REST calls. All libraries and drivers for CouchDB end up sending REST requests under the hood, so it makes sense to start by understanding how they work.
CouchDB comes with a useful web interface called Futon. Once you have CouchDB installed and running, open a web browser to http://localhost:5984/_utils/