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From Kurt Milam <>
Subject Re: (perceived) barriers to entry
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:19:24 GMT
Nice resource, kowsik.

A suggestion on documenting rereduce would be to describe it in terms of
standard SQL operations. Before looking at kowsik's link, I also had only a
vague idea of what rereduce was doing. Looking at the link, it appears
clear that rereduce can be used to do aggregate SQL operations like SUM()
and COUNT(), so it might make sense to include more SQL examples paired
with corollary CouchDB rereduce functions, similar to this:

In general, I think the CookBook for SQL Jockeys approach will be useful to
a number of experienced developers who are moving from SQL to CouchDB.
Explain things in terms of technology they're already familiar with, where

Kurt Milam

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:26 AM, kowsik <> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Tim McNamara
> <> wrote:
> [snip]
> > "I still don't understand rereduce"
> > I'm personally not 100% clear on how queries work. This is even after
> > using the db for a while. I don't want to look like a stupid idiot in
> > front of great developers. Therefore, there's a high risk of offering
> > suggestions and getting told to "RTFM"
> Try this:
> K.
> ---
> @k0ws1k

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