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From Justin Stanczak <>
Subject Re: Server Side Language Confusion
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:22:26 GMT
Do you find the JSON conversion easy with PHP, or is this just shoe fitting
another mapping tool?

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Jo Giraerts <> wrote:

> In my case, i'm doing the development in PHP with a custom session-handler
> that also uses couchdb as session-storage.
> But couchdb is language-agnostic and since it's completely http-rest, you
> can access it from any language that lets you access an url and is capable
> of handling json - which is probably any language still in use today. So,
> my
> humble advice is just go with whatever language you are comfortable with
> ;-)
> if you're interested in my couchdb-session-handler, it's on github:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Justin Stanczak <>
> wrote:
> > I'm having a little trouble figuring out what to select as the server
> side
> > language for accessing CouchDB. I'm new to CouchDB so this paragraph will
> > be
> > a long list of questions and sentences of how I understand things to this
> > point in time. Please feel free to correct me and help me better learn. I
> > like the idea of eliminating all the DB mapping and focus on programming
> > again, that CouchDB allows you to do. So I guess the first issue is you
> > don't want your CouchDB exposed to the WWW, so you need a HTTPD to act as
> a
> > proxy, via some language. This language would provide the session
> tracking.
> > That session tracking would give you user logins and what not. This would
> > also restrict access to your CouchDB, as I don't see CouchDB has much in
> > the
> > way of protection when it comes to access control to it's databases. This
> > leads to the issue of Javascript not being the language of choice for
> > client
> > side, as you really don't want clients, duh. So now that's where my
> > language
> > server side question comes from. What's a good option when using CouchDB?
> I
> > know everyone has their opinions, but really, if you are using CouchDB as
> > your back end database what language has been developed the most with
> > CouchDB? What works the best? Surely there is one that stands out over
> the
> > rest? Maybe I'm way off, any input is welcome, thanks.
> >

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