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From cinnebar <xcinne...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ann] Relaxville, test suite reporter
Date Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:49:26 GMT
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Chris Anderson <jchris@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Oliver Boermans <boermans@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 2009/10/16 Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org>:
> >>
> >> I think the real problem is that it is has nothing to do with CouchDB,
> heh.
> >
> > Any good design solution needs the problem to be defined upfront,
> > otherwise the only tool at your disposal to measure it’s success is
> > personal and likely irrelevant.
>
> I'm a big fan of the personal and irrelevant aspects of software. What
> gets me going about CouchDB is the idea that everyone can run their
> own version of their favorite software.
>

Yep this is now a remarkable and distinctive aspect of CouchDB that is
difficult to explain to anyone running on legacy...

What if Gmail was as hackable as Emacs?

Cinnebar, I think you should go crazy with your crazy headers, I'll
> probably keep whatever I release clean and simple, but if someone
> kicks up a theme engine, and a way to swap those around, even better.
>
>
> > So I would first ask a few questions regarding the intended context
> > and purpose of the design in question:
> >
> > - What does it need to communicate?
> > - Who does it need to communicate to?
> > - etc
> >
> > If you are looking to brand a tool it’s useful to define what the
> > proposition is for potential users first.
> > What does CouchDB offer that distinguishes it from available
> alternatives.
> >
> > From my experience with it so far “Relax” is excellent starting point!
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Chris Anderson
> http://jchrisa.net
> http://couch.io
>

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