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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: Website Copy Reworking
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:50:29 GMT
On 27 February 2014 15:13, Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com> wrote:

> Sorry for the silly response...I sent it not long after waking up. :-P
>
> I do agree we need increasingly more clarity on the site, but I'd rather
> not block longer. Trying to avoid the "perfect being the enemy of the good."
>
> I tried several variations before sending this one--all more
> accurate...and lengthy...than this one. What I determined was that *for
> now* we should ship something *better* and iterate toward perfect. :)
>
> The key necessary distinction to fix is between indexing and querying. The
> rest, we'll continue to flesh out in the copy below the intro line, and
> hopefully within a few weeks re-think the whole of the web site--once we
> get farther on the "Why" conversations, etc.
>
> The goal now is simply to "clean house" and make sure things are
> clear*er*. :)
>
> You all OK with me shipping this in the proposed way, and working our way
> through the rest of the copy?
>

+1

Thanks !!

Cheers

Andy


>
> Hoping we can ship more, more often, and get to perfect a step at a time.
> :)
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> On 2/27/14, 7:08 AM, Benjamin Young wrote:
>
>> Yes. :)
>>
>> Andy Wenk <andy@nms.de> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I expected that - but is it better to be pretty or better to be correct :)
>>
>> I leave this to you :)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 26 February 2014 23:34, Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Yeah, it's a tricky balance. Adding that does make it clearer, but it
>>> also
>>> makes that line too long and it wraps awkardly. :-P
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2/26/14, 4:32 PM, Andy Wenk wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hey Benjamin,
>>>>
>>>> shouldn't it read
>>>>
>>>> "...
>>>>    JavaScript for *creating* MapReduce indexes
>>>> ...
>>>> "
>>>>
>>>> then to make it even clearer?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Andy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 26 February 2014 17:40, Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>   Hi all,
>>>>
>>>>> There's a larger effort to rethink/rewrite the CouchDB Website--which
>>>>> is
>>>>> greatly needed, so super fabulous that we're endeavoring to do that.
:)
>>>>>
>>>>> Before we get there (or as we walk that road), there's some low hanging
>>>>> fruit that I think we can and should pick first. I'd like to start at
>>>>> the
>>>>> top, and work my way down a section at a time.
>>>>>
>>>>> The first line on the website (ignoring navigation) reads this way
>>>>> currently:
>>>>>
>>>>>       Apache CouchDB^(TM) is a database
>>>>>       that uses JSON for documents,
>>>>>       JavaScript for MapReduce queries,
>>>>>       and regular HTTP for an API
>>>>>
>>>>> However, that's incorrect (JavaScript isn't used for querying) and has
>>>>> confused many people--including some analysts and tech bloggers in the
>>>>> wake
>>>>> of the Cloudant/IBM announcement.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, to correct this and make that section tighter, I'd like to propose
>>>>> the
>>>>> following:
>>>>>
>>>>>       Apache CouchDB^(TM) is a database
>>>>>       that uses JSON for documents,
>>>>>       JavaScript for MapReduce indexes
>>>>>       and regular HTTP for its API
>>>>>
>>>>> Screenshot of this new text in place is here:
>>>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ld6im36ql74jbo9/Screen%20Shot%
>>>>> 202014-02-26%20at%2011.22.21%20AM.png
>>>>> Short: http://bit.ly/1mBwAmj
>>>>>
>>>>> It's a small iteration (by design), but hopefully clears up the common
>>>>> confusion around indexing vs. querying.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thoughts welcome.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>> Benjamin
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>> --
>> Andy Wenk
>> Hamburg - Germany
>> RockIt!
>>
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>>
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>>
>
>


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