When I first Installed CouchDB it came very familiar to me. I had seen it before. Documents, Views, DocumentCollections, the DocumentUniqueID and more. Later on I discovered why. CouchDB was developed by Damien Katz, who was earlier one of the Developers at Iris, the Development team behind Lotus Notes and Domino. In fact, I once met him at the Lotus DevCon in San Fransisco somewhere in 2003.
To introduce you to CouchDB I added some tutorial videos below, as well as Coucio’s beautiful hit ‘I use CouchDB’
JSON is however much more than Rich Text. It can (like XML) be structured Data or Logic or a Programming Language. This makes CouchDB a very Flexible Data Storage System. Just like it’s brother Notes, CouchDB can create Replica’s and Replicate the whole Database over many Servers, which makes CouchDB even more flexible.