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Java Cloudant Client - Experiment Harness

This is a minimal app write a document to a Couch or Cloudant database using the Cloudant Java client library library.

It's main purpose is to demo the library and provide a harness for exploring the libraries features. It also provides a base for anyone finding bugs in the library -- it's hopefully easy to add code into the example which demonstrates a bug to help us (the library devs) to reproduce the problem and fix it.

Pre-requisites

  1. Java SE v7 or above.

Getting started

First, make sure you can run the existing code -- this will tease out any issues in your environment.

  1. Open src/main/java/searchindex/Main.java.
  2. Fix the CloudantClient create line with appropriate account and credentials.
  3. Update the Database create line with a database that the provided credentials have admin access for (as we create a design doc).
  4. Save Main.java and run using ./gradlew run.

You should see gradle being downloaded, the app being built and finally a run of the app. The app will create a search index in the database, which can be verified with curl or the Cloudant dashboard.

Reproducing bugs

  1. Either
    • fill in your code in src/main/java/searchindex/Main.java, or
    • create a new Main.java and update the mainClassName in build.gradle.
  2. Run using ./gradlew run.
  3. Zip up your project and submit it to Cloudant support.