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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Part2: What's up dev? About couchapps.
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:51:34 GMT

Not sure we should ship more than one "reference implementation."

And just to be clear, I think the primary goal of this effort, if somebody
undertakes it, is to provide a tool that can bootstrap Futon during the
install process. A secondary goal should be that we can talk about the tool
in the docs, and give people a taste for CouchApps. And the best way to do
that, IMO, is to provide a tool that is simple and focused enough to upload
a dir into a design document. (Unless Futon needs anything more than that?
My CouchApp experience is... Spotty. I have built a few, but I am no

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Simon Metson <> wrote:
> > I was thinking about this "reference implementation" this morning. I
> think having a bunch, in multiple languages might not be a bad idea. So a
> simplified erica,, the node.js couchapp tool etc could all be
> there. That would make picking up and reusing in a 3rd party app easier
> (since I'd just import/require the thing) and might help constrain the
> functionality and scope down to something really minimal…
> Having a bunch sounds like a strong argument in favor of not shipping
> them with Apache CouchDB.
> Cheers,
> Dirkjan


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