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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Project description
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:20:22 GMT

On 27 Jul 2009, at 00:47, Noah Slater wrote:

> Hey,
>
> I think the current project description is too wordy and confusing:
>
>  Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free
>  document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API.  
> Among other
>  features, it provides robust, incremental replication with bi- 
> directional
>  conflict detection and resolution, and is queryable and indexable  
> using a
>  table-oriented view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view
>  definition language.
>
>  CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be easily accessed from any  
> environment
>  that provides means to make HTTP requests. There are a multitude of
>  third-party client libraries that make this even easier for a  
> variety of
>  programming languages and environments.
>
>                                          - http://couchdb.apache.org/index.html
>
> I suggest the following replacement:
>
>  Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented database with a RESTful JSON  
> API. It
>  provides incremental replication with bi-directional conflict  
> resolution, and
>  can be queried and indexed with JavaScript, or any other language.

I'd like to drop ", or any other language" since we don't support  
anything but JS
just yet. Otherwise, this looks good!

Cheers
Jan
--


>
>  CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be accessed from any  
> environment that
>  allows HTTP requests. There are myriad third-party client libraries  
> that make
>  this even easier from your programming language of choice.
>
> Can I go ahead and make the change?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -- 
> Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater
>


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