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From Tom Sante <>
Subject Re: How to code an advanced search
Date Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:36:48 GMT
Just to not confuse things, "external processes" isn't the same as a
"view server", all couchdb does with a external process is forward the
query parameters to and the output from the proces. In that a way it
doesn't really matter much if you put the service in front or behind
Only reason I would put it behind is to avoid having to write the http
request handling code to communicate with the client, because couch
handles that for you and all I have to do is read from STDIN.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Adam Jacob<> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:14 AM, Tom Sante<> wrote:
>> If I'm combining thousands or millions of rows into one result set I
>> want my server to handle it and not some hacked together javascript on
>> the client side.
>> It's gonna be a lot faster, especially with some caching to avoid
>> repeating the same unnecessary work. Same reason you don't just send a
>> client app all docs and let it handle the view generation. The point
>> is, you have your database server handling the data and your client
>> side app handling client side stuff, and not mix things up.
> That makes sense - if the data set is large enough, you may not want
> to do all the shipping that way.  I might still build a separate query
> service in front of CouchDB, rather than a view server behind it, but
> that's just me. :)
> Adam
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