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Intro to NoSQL and Utilising Agile Development

Over the past few years, NoSQL databases have become a major backbone for many of the most popular applications across the web. They allow for Agile Development methodologies to be used, and allow us to make changes to our Data layers & Architecture, without any downtime to our application.

But how do they do this?  In this talk we will see how Couchbase uses a flexible Data Model to allow us 100% application uptime.  We will cover Data modelling, NoSQL Architectures and Agile Methodologies that can be used to ensure our application has zero downtime.  We will also see real life use cases from the likes of Betfair, (One of the UK's largest gambling companies), and how they are utilising Agile methods with Couchbase to ensure consistent uptime.


Robin Johnson is a Technical Evangelist at Couchbase, an open source advocate and contributor, and a passionate developer. He currently works with the European developer communities to ease the NoSQL adoption.

Over the last few years Robin Johnson has been involved in some of the Leading Social Gaming and Betting applications to grace the world wide web. After bootstrapping an Award-Winning Social Gaming startup, Robin is an Agile Development and NoSQL advocate. A polyglot programmer who's taken on most roles in the industry.


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  • Robin J.

    I hope you all enjoyed last night and left with a general understanding of NoSQL and Couchbase. Please remember, if you have any questions, feel free to email me on Robin [at] Couchbase [dot] com.

    July 5, 2013

    • Rudiger W.

      Great presentation. I'll make time to learn more about CouchBase. Do you know if there is something similar to https://education.10ge...­ for CouchBase? Apparently 10Gen have about 6000 people on the current course.

      July 5, 2013

    • Robin J.

      We don't have training courses as such, but we do Developer Days which are hands on sessions throughout the year. You can also find many great resources on the website: http://www.couchbase....­ such as Webinars, Source Code, Example apps and Tutorials.

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good! Easy to find, clear and high quality presentation - maybe not the normal fare for an agile meetup but very interesting from a developers perspective.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Vamory T.

    I can't make it tonight!

    July 4, 2013

  • Carl A.

    Sorry, just finished an out of London meeting which ran on. Can't get there before you start. Pity as I didn't want to miss this one.

    July 4, 2013

  • Babul

    Hi, not 100% sure can make it yet but will try. Is it better to say "Yes" and confirm/decline later or "No" and hope for the best?

    July 3, 2013

  • Rudiger W.

    Keen to learn more about the benefits of NoSQL vs the traditional SQL.

    July 1, 2013

  • Mikey C.

    If you have already paid for the event but want a refund, send me a direct message with the email address you used to process the £3 with and I'll do the rest!

    June 27, 2013

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