O'Reilly logo

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by Jim R. Wilson, Eric Redmond

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Day 1: CRUD, Futon, and cURL Redux

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.

Getting Comfortable with Futon

images/couchdb-futon-overview.png
Figure 24. CouchDB Futon: Overview page

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/

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required