So, did you read my little introduction? Did you go nuts with the Futon application? Well, then, I guess it’s time to look a little closer on the CouchDB API.
As mentioned before, CouchDB provides a RESTful API. You will be sending requests over HTTP, and checking status codes for success. This makes it easy to test features, by using small utilities like HTTP Client and Curl. All GET operations should be easy enough to do through your browser, and some browsers have addons that lets you make other kind of requests too. So find a tool that suites you well, and start the expedition.