Author Archives: Pablo Casado

About Pablo Casado

Clinical lecturer at BarcelonaTech -

Revisiting charts: NodeJS, Twitter and Elasticsearch

Some time ago, I developed a mashup using NodeJS and Couchbase to demonstrate how to use Couchbase to create stats and charts. Despite I still use Couchbase for many things in my day-to-day basis, it does not provide any comfortable … Continue reading

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Building Freeling Java API on Mac OS X

Next step on my Freeling adventure was to build the Java API. It comes together with Freeling, if you checked out the SVN repo, but the Makefile there is totally incorrect for the Mac. If you followed the instructions on … Continue reading

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Building Freeling in Mac OS X

I’m involved in a NLP project (the Natural Language Processing, not the Neuro-linguistic Programming thing) and I had to use Freeling. After some days of going back and forward with the installation instructions in the forums, I manage to build … Continue reading

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Basic Couchbase querying for SQL people

This is the second of a series of posts about Couchbase. For the first one, click here. Probably, you all know how to query a relational database. It is done using SQL, a declarative (non-imperative) language that is widely used … Continue reading

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Couchbase to Amazon S3 back-up script

On my last post, I was struggling with recovering all the documents from a Couchbase wacky installation after a system crash. It was an easy task to do, but I was very, very lucky to have the results of my … Continue reading

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Emergency Recovery Script from Couchbase disaster

Today, I dealt with a totally broken installation of Couchbase 2.0.0 Developer Preview. I couldn’t find why but, although views were returning the right results, when I tried to retrieve a single document, I was getting the error below: { “error”: … Continue reading

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Creating an e-commerce platform with Couchbase 2.0

For the last couple of months, I’ve been involved in the development of an e-commerce website named, focused on beautiful, unique products created by designers all over the world with a story behind. When I first met @swilera, @eoingalla … Continue reading

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Marketing electoral, comunicación 2.0 y políticos

Aviso: esta historia, aunque dramatizada, es real. Los nombres se han omitido para preservar el anonimato a los protagonistas de tal acontecimiento. Me contaban ayer un caso de esos que me causan una mezcla entre desazón, angustia y risa histérica. … Continue reading

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Psycopg2 and PostgreSQL 9.1 on Snow Leopard

Today I’ve had to install psycopg on my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) and I had some troubles doing that, so I’ll post this here just for the records. To install PostgreSQL, i used the .dmg provided by postgresql … Continue reading

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Hasta siempre y gracias por el pescado

To read this in english, click here Escribo este post para hacer público que dejo mi puesto como CTO en Layers. He hecho un buen puñado de amigos y juntos hemos hecho cosas maravillosas. Cuando Marcos Cuevas y yo empezamos … Continue reading

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