PouchDB was created to help web developers build applications that work as well offline as they do online.
If you like to live on the bleeding edge, you can build PouchDB from source using these steps:
git clone https://github.com/pouchdb/pouchdb.git cd pouchdb npm install
After running these steps, the browser build can be found in
For a concise list of breaking changes, there's the wiki list of breaking changes.
Keep in mind that PouchDB is auto-migrating, so a database created in 1.0.0 will still work if you open it in 4.0.0+. Any release containing a migration is clearly marked in the release notes.
We're always looking for new contributors! If you'd like to try your hand at writing code, writing documentation, designing the website, writing a blog post, or answering questions on StackOverflow, then we'd love to have your input.
If you have a pull request that you'd like to submit, please read the contributing guide for info on style, commit message format, and other (slightly!) nitpicky things like that. PouchDB is heavily tested, so you'll also want to check out the testing guide.