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From Benjamin Young <byo...@bigbluehat.com>
Subject Re: Website Copy Reworking
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:18:22 GMT
Done (finally):
http://svn.apache.org/r1579716

Sorry for the wait.

I also fixed the phrasing farther down as well to keep things consistent.

On 2/28/14, 3:50 AM, Andy Wenk wrote:
> 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
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>>>
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>>
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