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Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn't matter if it's C#, jQuery, or PHP: he'll submit pull requests for anything. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent's pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Couchbase. His free time is spent with his family, watching the Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET, Pro Microservices in .NET, a Pluralsight author, and a Microsoft MVP.

Couchbase Console (video tour) – Update

Couchbase Console (video tour) – Update

Couchbase Console has a refreshed UI in Couchbase Server 5.0. Couchbase Server 5.0 is now available for download. But back in January, we were releasing developer builds to get early feedback. Note: this blog post is an updated repost of...

November 6, 2017

N1QL Enhancements in Couchbase Server 5.0

N1QL enhancements have come to Couchbase. N1QL is one of the flagship features of Couchbase Server. The release of Couchbase Server 5.0 further bolsters N1QL with a range of enhancements. Many of these enhancements have been covered in previous blog...

October 31, 2017
Fast Failover with Couchbase Server 5.0

Fast Failover with Couchbase Server 5.0

Fast failover is one of the many improvements that come with the release of Couchbase Server 5.0 (now available for download). Failover is one of the important concepts to understand when it comes to distributed databases. The CAP theorem states...

October 30, 2017
Performance Testing and Load Testing Couchbase with Pillowfight

Performance Testing and Load Testing Couchbase with Pillowfight

Performance testing and load testing are important processes to help you make sure you are production ready. For testing Couchbase Server clusters, there is an open-source command line utility called “cbc-pillowfight”. It’s part of libcouchbase. Before you begin You’ll need...

October 3, 2017
Distributed session with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed session with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed session is a way for you to store your session state outside of your ASP.NET Core application. Using Couchbase to store session state can help you when you need to scale your web site, especially if you don’t want...

September 20, 2017
Azure Functions and Lazy Initialization with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions and Lazy Initialization with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions are still new to me, and I’m learning as I’m going. I blogged about my foray into Azure Functions with Couchbase over a month ago. Right after I posted that, I got some helpful feedback about the way...

September 15, 2017
Powershell with the Couchbase REST API

Powershell with the Couchbase REST API

PowerShell is a scripting environment / command line that comes with Windows and is also available for Linux and within Azure. Maybe you’ve used Postman or Fiddler to make HTTP requests. Those are great, but not necessarily the right tools...

September 14, 2017
Dependency Injection with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Dependency Injection with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Dependency Injection is a design pattern that makes coding easier. It saves you the hassle of instantiating objects with complex dependencies, and it makes it easier for you to write tests. With the Couchbase.Extensions.DependencyInjection library (GitHub), you can use Couchbase...

September 8, 2017
Distributed caching with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed caching with ASP.NET Core and Couchbase

Distributed caching can help to improve performance of an ASP.NET Core application. This is especially true for an ASP.NET application that’s deployed to a server farm or scalable cloud environment. Using Couchbase Server for caching is one of the many...

September 6, 2017
Aggregate grouping with N1QL / MapReduce

Aggregate grouping with N1QL / MapReduce

Aggregate grouping is what I’m titling this blog post, but I don’t know if it’s the best name. Have you ever used MySQL’s GROUP_CONCAT function or the FOR XML PATH('') workaround in SQL Server? That’s basically what I’m writing about...

August 22, 2017
Azure: Getting Started is Easy and Free

Azure: Getting Started is Easy and Free

Azure is where Microsoft is spending a lot of its efforts lately. Microsoft is dedicated to making Azure a success. As someone who started working with Azure a little in the early days, I can say that it’s come a...

August 16, 2017
Azure Functions with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions with Couchbase Server

Azure Functions are Microsoft’s answer to Amazon’s Lambdas or Google’s Cloud Functions (aka “serverless” architecture). They give you a way to deploy small pieces of code, and let Azure handle the underlying server. I’ve never used them before, so I...

August 9, 2017