Node.js and CouchDB are two very interesting technologies which are well worth exploring. Windows users can get prebuilt binaries/installers from the following locations.
- A self-contained Node.js installation for Windows can be downloaded from http://node-js.prcn.co.cc/
- An installer for CouchDB on Windows can be downloaded from https://github.com/dch/couchdb/downloads
I have installed all the above on my desktop PC and so far everything is working well.