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From J Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Newb: curl, javascript, jQuery.ajax, bad-browsers, rest-client rubygem?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:19:52 GMT

On Apr 1, 2010, at 1:02 PM, Audrey Lee wrote:

> Dear couchDB List,
> I am a couchDB beginner.
> I installed this couchDB version on my Mac:
>  - 0.10
> Today I finished a quick study of the futon-UI.
> Now I like futon.
> After futon I made the next step up which perhaps might be curl.


> So, here are my questions:
> 1. Are any of you using JavaScript to send requests to couchDB?
> 2. Have you bumped into issues with "bad-browsers"?
> 3. Are any of you using jQuery.ajax to send requests to couchDB?
> 4. If yes, do you like jQuery.ajax?

Futon ships with a jQuery based CouchDB client. I've never found a browser it doesn't work
in. (Anywhere Futon works, the library should work.)

The library is located at:


I use it for all my CouchDB applications. Here's an example CouchApp:

If you view source on this you should start to see how it is put together. (It's actually
old and crufty compared to the code I'm writing now -- my new code requires CouchDB 0.11 and
I haven't upgraded my server yet.)

Here's some of the new code:

And some screencasts describing it:


There is also some writing in the CouchDB book about building Ajax apps on CouchDB:

Enjoy and let us know when you have more questions!


> 5. Are any of you using the rest-client rubygem to create proper REST
> requests using signals from browsers?
> ref:
>  -
> Today that is all I'm curious about; I might have more questions tomorrow.
> Thanks!

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