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From Andrius Juozapaitis <>
Subject Re: how to ensure transactions over multiple documents?
Date Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:17:35 GMT
Hey Jason,

I can't seem to get my head around this. I use gwt + spring + jcouchdb
+ couchdb. I'd guess that you're suggesting serializing writes to
couchdb in spring layer, using some kind of synchronization mechanism?


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Jason Smith <> wrote:
> Tim Parkin wrote:
>> I'm afraid at the moment the only way of doing this is through a patch
>> submittd by Antony Blakey which reintroduces the old transactional
>> behaviour of bulk_docs.
> It's been said, but the idea is that you code transactional behavior in your
> application, using CouchDB for storage and retrieval (with atomic semantics
> at the document level).
> On the bright side, once you get it working, you know you won't have issues
> when you start using CouchDB clusters.
> I like this minimalist design.  It reminds me of how Subversion provides
> transactional semantics on top of key/value database (Berkly the FS). It
> seems to me that transactional behavior best belongs in a middleware layer
> like CouchDB-Lounge.  I'd love to see some kind of proxy with its own API to
> implement different transaction patterns.
> --
> Jason Smith
> Proven Corporation
> Bangkok, Thailand

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