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From Ronen Narkis <>
Subject Re: Beginer questions
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:15:24 GMT
You can store binary data using attachments, as for the
application I think that couch is a natural fit for such an application.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Dahmen Manuel <>wrote:

>  Hello i'm new to couchDB.
> I'm asking me some questions about this software.
> I'd like to make a platform with messages.
> There will be a central server with a couchDB database and http server and
> client applications which can receive and deliver messages
> (message==document).
> The user will be notified from messages from his contacts or organization,
> even his own-fixed tasks, sheduled events that he had fix him or assigned to
> him on his agenda.
> I think about a very small client app, with calendar and events, task lists
> and deadlines for tasks. Application would take place in the task bar as an
> icon with access to:
> - agenda
>   - event reminder
>   - event creation
> - e-mail received (notification from e-mail client application)
> - messages received
> - sending messsages to contacts
> It would be an application for an organization or a group of friends or
> colleages.
> About organization I was thinking about a photography club, a photographer
> could save the location and description where he put his new nice photo
> online. And other members get notified of his post (ie a post on Flickr or
> Picasa)
> A new contact/agenda application based on couchDB would be something
> interesting?
> That was my first idea of an application based on couchDB when i read the
> website presenting the software.
> One question : can couchDB handle binary documents like pictures, music,
> and videos, or simply link to them?
> Second question: If I want to make this application, what storage for
> concrete 'documents' (no couchDB Document) like pictures?
> - FTP and HTTP?
> - P2P but about privacy?
> I 'm going to read the book about couchDB and perhaps contribute to this
> project.
> --
> Manuel Dahmen
> Mobile: 0489/57.52.40

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