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From Wojciech Kaczmarek <>
Subject Re: "Personal" Couch DB.
Date Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:15:06 GMT
I forgot to mention that I'm not a CouchDB dev and I don't speak for the
creators, just take it as a voice of a dedicated user :]

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 18:03, Wojciech Kaczmarek <>wrote:

> Hi! Just 3 cents..
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 04:17, Dale Wiles wrote:
>> I've been following CouchDB for a while and I'm really impressed with the
>> way it's coming along.
>> However, like >90% of the users out there, I'm not a business and I don't
>> really care about replication and daemons and scary things that go bump in
>> the kernel.  I just need somewhere to put my address lists and record
>> collection.
> Replication and distribution is where CouchDB really shines and it's not
> scary at all :). It's good especially for business because you can save lots
> of money this way, and many people recognize this value, I'd guess much more
> than 10% of users "out there" (btw, define "out there" -- who's the target
> ;P). While the http interface is a Good Thing to have these days and it
> attracts lots of people, it's not what makes this database different.
> My point is that if you have a good hammer then everything looks like a
> nail. But maybe for address list and other simple structured data the
> easiest way to go is using yaml files or sth? When you have simple data you
> don't need to use powered backend tools (even in the form of a library, like
> SQLite), you can just iterate and filter in your programming language of
> choice. That's also quickest to hack usually.
> Are there any plans, or is it even feasible, to make a serverless version
>> of CouchDB, in a manor similar to SqLite?
> Which subset of features would you like to see  in such serverless product?
> Maybe it would narrow down to something which exists already?
> I think a *lot* of potential casual database users would be interested in a
>> no hassle/no mystery version of CouchDB they could play with.  It's
>> something to think about.
> IMO CouchDB is no mystery already. Exceptionally easy to configure and very
> well documented.
> Excuse my skeptic tone, but I'm raising this because you just can't please
> everyone. It's better to develop a good product with some vision than to
> put effort into some race where your product should be used everywhere
> regardless if it fits. Hypes come and go, you know..
> cheers

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