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From Lance Carlson <>
Subject Re: Node + Couch
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:14:49 GMT
This is very cool indeed. Do you know if this will work on cloudant or
iris? Or are you supposed to run node on a remote server like on

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On Feb 28, 2013, at 4:05 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> Hey, this sounds really cool Ryan!
> On 25 January 2013 17:17, Ryan Ramage <> wrote:
>> Hey all, there are many out there who use couchdb + node together. And a
>> lot are excited about Jason Smith's (and others) work using node as a view
>> server. I say the more options the better!
>> I just wanted to let others know of another experiment of mixing node and
>> with couch. It's called gardener and the repo is here:
>> The premise is based around keeping a node module bundled with a design doc
>> (or a couchapp).
>> Why? Maybe your ddoc map/reduces twitter feeds and you want to have node
>> fetch and store from twitter. Lots of imaginary scenarios.
>> The gardener is a node process watches a couch, looking for design docs
>> with a node module attached. Finding one, it will simple npm install it,
>> spawn a forever process, and pass it the db url to connect to.
>> Optionally, it can be used to route http requests through couch (via
>> externals) to the node process.
>> The idea here is to build reusable backend node processes that work well
>> with couch, or a mechanism to distribute slightly more powerful couchapps.
>> And this all works with couch today.
>> So you know it is fairly young, so warnings apply. But it is in the process
>> of being used in a real product.
>> Feedback welcome.
>> Ryan
> --
> NS

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