Apache CouchDB, the distributed, schema-free, document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API.
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SQLite, an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.
Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School talks to Viv Davies about his book, co-authored with Mark Schankerman, ‘The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development’. Lerner discusses the economic impact of open source software and its relationship with innovation and growth. Drawing from a new database, Lerner describes how open source and proprietary software interact and suggests how government policy should ensure that open source competes effectively with proprietary software. The interview was recorded by telephone on 14 February 2011.
Brad Wilson, Senior Developer on the ASP.NET team, talks about ASP.NET Web API, Microsoftâs newest framework for building HTTP and RESTful services. He also gives us a revealing look behind the scenes — explaining Microsoftâs bold decision to open-source ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Razor WebPages, and what that means for web developers and for the future of the MS web development stack.