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From Matteo Caprari <>
Subject Re: best way to send a STOMP message on attachment upload?
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:34:25 GMT
Hi Matt.

Thanks for your answer.

I'll have an erlang http client "subscribe" to the continuous changes
feed and react as needed.
The sequence number is a nice touch, it will be helpful to recover from crashes.


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Matt Goodall <> wrote:
> 2009/11/12 Matteo Caprari <>:
>> Hi.
>> i need to notify an erlang process each time a couchdb database is updated.
>> Reading the docs I learned how to use [update_notification] to fire a
>> script that sends that message.
>> It's fine, but  my feeling is that sending a message from couchdb
>> would be faster than starting a new 'heavy' process each time.
> Actually, update_notification processes are not started each time.
> They stay running and communicating with the CouchDB unless they are
> either killed, exit or die ... in which case CouchDB starts it up
> again.
> However, I would recommend looking at the _changes API. It lets you
> decouple these sorts of processes from the CouchDB server, making it
> much easier to manage, distribute and upgrade. See
> for details,
> specifically the 'longpoll' or 'continuous' feed.
> - Matt
>> I'd like to hear some comments. Thanks!
>> --
>> :Matteo Caprari

:Matteo Caprari

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