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From Andy <>
Subject RE: simple use cases for couch db
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:05:03 GMT

Thanks guys for all the info!  It sounds like you have found some grea uses for couchDB. 
It has already got my brain thinking in new ways.  I will try to put together some use cases
of my own and share with the group when ready.  Thanks!  

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> Subject: Re: simple use cases for couch db
> Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:45:43 +0000
> When I think for usecases of CouchDB I tend to think in *documents*.
> After all, CouchDB is a document oriented database. So everything that would
> require me to use a sheet of paper to accomplish a certain task in the real
> world should easily map to a document in CouchDB.
> But there are some limitations in CouchDB that make it hard to write certain
> real world applications. One of it is the absence of privacy restriction on
> document level. (see
> )
> I read that you are working in a large enterprise and I had the idea of a webapp
> for applying for holidays/vacation. You basically have a calender and users can
> apply for taking days off and their supervisor has to approve it.
> Creating the basic app would be quite easy but modeling the security
> restrictions might need an extra application layer.
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