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When there is a requirement for having local storage for the desktop application context and data needs to be synchronized to central database, we can think of Electron with PouchDB having CouchDB stack. Electron can be used for cross-platform desktop apps with pouch db as local storage. It can sync those data to centralized database CouchDB seamlessly so any point desktop apps can recover or persist the data.
In this article, we will go through of creation of desktop apps with ElectronJS, PouchDB and show the sync happens seamlessly with remote CouchDB.
ElectronJS can be installed easily through
npm install --save-dev electron
It can be installed through npm packages or can be done by simply invoking
CouchDB can be installed remotely as centralized document store. It will be used to authenticate and complete control of all the desktop data. PouchDB and CouchDB seamlessly replicate bi-directionally with Rest API protocol. It is developed by Apache software foundation and licensed under Apache-2.0 license. Source code is available in Github. The Couch Replication Protocol lets your data flow seamlessly between server clusters to mobile phones and web browsers, enabling a compelling offline-first user-experience while maintaining high performance and strong reliability. CouchDB comes with a developer-friendly query language, and optionally MapReduce for simple, efficient, and comprehensive data retrieval.
Installation will be straight walk through of the installation guide in the CouchDB site.
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You may require GBs of data to do performance or load testing. How your app behaves when there is loads of data. You need to know the capacity of your application. This is the frequently asked question from the sales team "The customer is having 100GB of data and he wants to know whether our product will handle this? If so how much RAM / Disk storage required?". This article has pointers to the large data corpus.
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