CouchDB: Making web apps to run offline

In the video, Chris Anderson co-author of forthcoming O'Reilly book CouchDB: The Definitive Guide tells about “CouchDB” – a NoSQL alternative that makes it easy for web apps to run offline. This is important because even as bandwidth grows, latency is still an issue for a significant number of users, and outages or zero-bars can and do happen. CouchDB makes […]

In the video, Chris Anderson co-author of forthcoming O'Reilly book CouchDB: The Definitive Guide tells about “CouchDB” – a NoSQL alternative that makes it easy for web apps to run offline. This is important because even as bandwidth grows, latency is still an issue for a significant number of users, and outages or zero-bars can and do happen. CouchDB makes this a non-issue by running your application close to the user, on their device or in their browser. Chris calls this "ground computing" - a refreshing counterpoint to the oft-used "cloud computing" label.