Client Design

FoundationDB supports language bindings for application development using the ordered key-value store. The following documents cover use of the bindings, from getting started and design principles to best practices and data modeling. The latest changes are detailed in Release Notes.

  • Getting Started on macOS explains how to install a local FoundationDB server suitable for development on macOS.
  • Getting Started on Linux explains how to install a local FoundationDB server suitable for development on Linux.
  • Downloads describes the FoundationDB packages available on our website.
  • Developer Guide explains principles of application development applicable across all language bindings.
  • Data Modeling explains recommended techniques for representing application data in the key-value store.
  • Using FoundationDB Clients contains information on FoundationDB clients applicable across all language bindings.
  • Known Limitations describes both long-term design limitations of FoundationDB and short-term limitations applicable to the current version.