Using CouchDB as a Website Backend | Gabriel’s Blog

She’s a Coucher!
Not too long ago, I was shown CouchDB, a wonderous database promising to let me relax. It was presented as a database that would be able to effectively act as a standalone app backend, without any need for a custom backend for simple applications. At the time, I didn’t think I had any use for a document store (or “NoSQL database”), nor did I want to remove any of my existing custom backends – I spent so long writing them!