A friend of mine in Florida recently asked me for advice regarding how to store sensitive information on the cloud, such as an inventory of the assets in her home, so that she can be prepared in the event that … Continue reading
Is there such a thing as the Yahoo Finance API? Initial research into the fabled Yahoo Finance API reveals that this is a bit of a misnomer, because there are several ways in which financial quotes can be extracted from … Continue reading
Most of us have learned the importance of backing up our computer files after loosing priceless baby pictures as a result of a hard-drive failure, or after loosing all of our financial data files during tax season. There is the … Continue reading
As of this writing, 2012-11-01, couchdb-1.2 is the stable version of couch. CouchDb being a relatively new project, you will need mental fortitude and moderate skills at building from source if you want to get the latest software running on your own machine or developemnt server. The good news is that others have done it before you, and you should find the proper resources online to get you over any challenges that you may encounter.
Even better, you can circumvent this whole installation process and get up-and-running quickly by setting a cloud-based couchdb via www.IrisCouch.com. With such a lovely name, it’s worth of try. I have not, but it’s probably simple enough. The service is run by CouchBase, the commercial services company behind CouchDb, to which I am not affiliated in any way. If that’s what you choose to do, you may safely skip this exciting installation page, and go on to the next installment in this series. Continue reading
I am currently involved in a project that seeks to provide a unified view of disparate content on a person’s desktop, along with a cloud-based repository where such assets can be stored, searched, aggregated, published or server in various ways, … Continue reading