August 4, 2009

Wanted: CouchDB Eclipse Plug-in

An Eclipse Plug-in for Apache CouchDB would be a big help for Java adoption, particularly within IBM.

It's fairly simple as a plug-in I think, we only need something that installs and runs a local CouchDB instance. However, since it's not native Java, each each OS supported will required special build/install work.

It will launch with it's port set to 0, then the OS will assign it an available port and the VM will return the port # back to plug-in. Application code will get the port # from the plug-in then access the API using one of the available Java CouchDB client libraries.

Know Eclipse and interested in helping CouchDB?