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Web Development Recipes, 2nd Edition by Chris Johnson, Mike Weber, Chris Warren, Brian P. Hogan

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Recipe 22Building a Status Site with JavaScript and CouchDB

Problem

Database-driven applications can be complex. A typical database-driven application usually consists of a mix of HTML, JavaScript, SQL queries, and a server-side programming language, as well as a database server. Developers need to know enough about each of these components to make them work together. We need an alternative that’s simple and lets us leverage some of the web development skills we already have, while still giving us the flexibility to get more complex as our needs change.

Ingredients

Solution

CouchDB is a document database and web server combined into one small but powerful package. We ...

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