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From "Chris Anderson" <>
Subject Re: what does map do?
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:03:55 GMT
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 11:45 PM, Paul Jobs <> wrote:
> what are you guys trying to do with couchdb
> can you show a few examples


I appreciate your questions.

People are using Couch for all kinds of things.

I got into it because I use it to spider the web for a side project of's. It made my life hella easier. I'll spare you the details
of how we used to do it, but with Hadoop / Nutch + CouchDB, my
cognitive load is greatly reduced. I think making things easier on
developers is priority #1. CouchDB did that for me, that's why I'm

This url is full of all kinds of open source software that involves
Couch somehow:

It's worth getting comfortable with git just to have easy access to
all this software.

Chris Anderson

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