Couchbase Essentials is a book written by former Couchbase Inc. developer John Zablocki. The book claims to be for developers, but it is valuable to software architects as well. The book starts with a lot of marketing about Couchbase, explaining the history from CouchDB and memcached. This chapter will guide its readers through a very detailed installation procedure that reminds on a very detailed Couchbase manual. Nearly every click is explained.