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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: Website Copy Reworking
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:55:22 GMT
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
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>


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