Mastering Ionic: Working with PouchDB
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Mastering Ionic: Working with PouchDB

About the Book

Learn to develop PouchDB powered Ionic Apps with a technology stack that includes Ionic Framework, Angular, Capacitor, PouchDB/CouchDB & ElectronJS.


Learn the basics of Databases; covering SQL and NoSQL approaches, understanding the differences between ACID and BASE compliance and their respective pros and cons.


Developing from this foundation you'll dive straight into creating 2 fully-featured Ionic/PouchDB applications that can be deployed across different platforms.


In the first project that you'll undertake you'll learn how to create a browser based search engine using PouchDB, Google Custom Search Engine, custom Angular components and shared services delivered within an Ionic application.


In the second and final project you'll take your knowledge and skills to deliver an Ionic/PouchDB Desktop App that allows users to create their own custom jigsaws using ElectronJS, CouchDB and HTML5 Canvas API.


You'll work with the latest versions of PouchDB/CouchDB, Ionic/Angular, Capacitor and TypeScript to build, expand and hone your skills with this particular tech stack. 


Disclaimer: This ebook assumes that developers have pre-existing familiarity with Ionic Framework and is intended to show only a subset of working with the above technology stacks not as a full guide to their every feature.

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James Griffiths
James Griffiths

James Griffiths has been involved in the web/mobile development field for more years than he cares to admit having first ventured into the industry not long after the collapse of the dot com bubble.

During this time he’s helped to deliver large-scale projects for a range of clients across the northern hemisphere including Halco Energy, WQA, Maplecroft, West Midlands Police, Virgin Media, Shelter, Evans Cycles, EDF Energy, Rated People & the British Science Association.

His typical daily routine involves working across responsive web design, hybrid mobile app development, content management system development, website optimisation and front-end development using the following core technologies:

  • Ionic Framework
  • StencilJS Web Components 
  • Angular
  • ReactJS / NextJS
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Firebase
  • CapacitorJS / Apache Cordova
  • Node/MongoDB
  • NestJS / ExpressJS
  • PouchDB
  • SQLite
  • Laravel
  • HTML5/CSS 3/Sass

When he's not working with digital technologies James can be found traveling, reading, studying history, making sculpture, listening to podcasts, trying to spend as much time in nature as possible and occasionally attempting to relive the fond memories of his teenage years with a spot or two of skateboarding.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Databases - A short summary
  • PouchDB - Database API abstraction layer
  • Application development
  • Case Study - PouchDB Jigsaw
  • In closing
  • Author biography
  • Project downloads
  • Further resources

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