Are you a Python expert and want to contribute to an open source project? We need your help writing an API for Python for a new nosql database!
AvocadoDB is a rather new open source project – a fancy nosql database with a couple of interesting features:
- Schema-free schemata
- Usable as application server
- Flexible data modeling (key value pairs, document store, graph database)
- Free index choice
- Configurable durability
- Support for modern storage hardware like SSD and large caches
You’ll find more information on AvocadoDB here.
AvocadoDB is 100% open source using the Apache Licence 2.0.
Work in progress: general API and APIs for Ruby & PHP
Part of what we are currently doing is working on the APIs. AvocadoDB itself will provide
- a REST interface
- a query by example API
- a query language for more complex queries
Good news for the Ruby community: Thanx to @tisba, @moonbeamlabs and @a2800276, AvocadoDB will get a nice Ruby API and integration into Rails. Jan is implementing the PHP Api.
Unfortunately we are no Python experts. Therefore we need the help of the community to support Python properly. We are looking for someone willing and able to develop a Python driver for AvocadoDB. It would be awesome to provide a document object manager like mongoEngine for Django as well (we would love to hear your thoughts on this – do you suggest anything else for Python?).
We have already compiled an „over the wire spec“ which describes the REST interface (attention: it’s work in progress and a few details will change in the next days).
Sounds all interesting? Join the team!
Do you want to become part of this project? Telling us how a proper implementation for Python should look like? Implementing? Great! 🙂 We would love to hear from you:
email: hackers AT avocadodb.org
P.S. Are you a Java/Lua/C#/Whatever guy and would like AvocadoDB to support your language as well? YES! Ruby, Python and PHP is a good start, but we want to provide other languages as well, of course. So: Contact us as well! 🙂