RubyAndRails Europe

Date 21-22 October 2010
Location Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
Price € 149,00 incl. VAT

Our speakers

Mathias Meyer



Mathias Meyer (@roidrage) works for Peritor, a Rails and Amazon Web Services consultancy in Berlin. Apart from playing with new technologies, especially from the glamorous world of post-relational databases, his urge to automate just about anything has become nothing short of an obsession. It ultimately lead to the development of Scalarium, an awesome cloud management and deployment platform for Ruby and Rails applications.

Amongst the crowd of alternative databases, CouchDB certainly is the most versatile, lending itself for use in lots of web applications. It’s entirely built on web technologies, using HTTP as protocol, JSON for storing data, and JavaScript for querying it. It goes far astray from what you’re used to from your relational database, sporting MapReduce, documents, an awesome offline replication, even being able to run entire web applications from within the database.

But it all starts making sense once you get an idea how it works internally, and how it can be used from Ruby and Rails applications, which is exactly what we’re going to do in this talk.