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From "Kevin Burton" <>
Subject RE: Exist test?
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 04:01:54 GMT
I understand the concepts of CouchDB that I want but I don't know how to
implement them. Like views. I understand that you can have a view that is
part of the CouchDB database but how do I create a design document that
contains the view without creating it many times. Or the initial id. From
the documentation I understand that if an id is not supplied then CouchDB
automatically generates the ID. For some drivers like Hammock the ID is
completely hidden from the user and managed "behind the scenes". In Hammock
also the design document is automatically updated from the queries. Other
drivers require an explicit ID. My point is that there is a difference
between the raw REST interface and the drivers used to develop applications.
My purpose in posing this question is to see how others have developed
applications. I know that everyone is not only using REST. And if they were
I would still be interested in how they generated and maintained their
database(s). I initially started with DreamSeat so naturally I was more
interested in those users that have experience with this driver. Especially
as there is little or no documentation and not discussion group dedicated to
this driver or any of the individual drivers.  Since this was a CouchDB
group it was more likely that this group would have experience with using
this driver. If there is another group or documentation that I don't know
about that would be more appropriate please direct me there.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jens Alfke [] 
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: Exist test?

On Nov 5, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Kevin Burton <> wrote:

> This sounds like a good idea but I am not sure how to implement it. Ideas?

I hate to say "RTFM", but . RTFM. It sounds like your next step should be to
read more about either CouchDB or the framework you're using, or both. It's
not a good use of people's time to re-explain the fundamentals when there
are already multiple sources of documentation.

For CouchDB, is a decent place to start.

If it's the DreamSeat framework you need help with, it doesn't seem that
this is the right place to ask for it. I have never heard anyone mention it
here before. Hopefully it has its own mailing list or help forum.


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