Couchbase 4.5 Beta was announced yesterday and it can make you $500 richer!

This blog announces a contest asking developers to build an application using Couchbase 4.5 Beta. Each qualified entry wins a #Couchbase swag worth $25. One lucky winner will be awarded a $500 amazon gift card.

This release has several features such as integrated full text search, sub-document API, integrated query workbench, query monitoring and much more. Do you care about performance in a NoSQL database, want to make it more secure, or like simplified/advanced data access? There is something in it for every body.

Here are some ideas for submission:

  • Pick a language SDK and create a CRUD application
  • Create a full-stack application using Couchbase as one of the components
  • Update Couchbase Maven Plugin to work with the latest release
  • Migrate your favorite NoSQL application to work with Couchbase
  • Eclipse or IntelliJ plugin for Couchbase

And of course, we love to see your creative ideas! What are we looking for?

  • Creativity and originality of the application
  • How many Couchbase features are used in the application?
  • Are you running Couchbase as a Docker container? In Kubernetes? In Mesos + Marathon?
  • Have you used Couchbase NetBeans plugin for development?

Contest timeline: May 5th, 12:01 EDT – Jun 30, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT

Where to submit? Send your submissions to devadvocates at couchbase dot com.

Official contest rules provide more details on the rules.

Good luck!


Posted by Arun Gupta, VP, Developer Advocacy, Couchbase

Arun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team. Gupta has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for three years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. An author of several books on technology, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, and a Docker Captain, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

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