Episode 232

232 JSJ GunDB and Databases with Mark Nadal


October 5th, 2016

1 hr 4 mins 18 secs

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03:45 What makes the Gun database engine special

07:00 Defining a database

12:58 The CAP Theorem

22:56 What Graphs are and how they function (circular references)

30:32 Gun and rotational disk systems

32:08 Gun’s optimizations for performance in ensuing versions

39:55 The prevalence of open source companies

42:45 Further discussing the CAP Theorem and its nuances

50:33 Gun’s purpose and design

52:13 What a Firebase is

54:22 How to get started with Gun - Visit Gun Tutorial,  Gun's Github Page, and

Gun Node Module


“I think the database should bend to your application’s demands, rather than you having to bend to the database’s demands.” –Mark Nadal

“…The protocol that GUN defines is something that can be implemented in any language. Because GUN is in the language, you don’t have the context which latency of having to make an HTTP call or socket request…” –AJ O’Neill

“Let’s demystify the black magic of CAP.” –Mark Nadal


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