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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Part2: What's up dev? About couchapps.
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:32:40 GMT
Benoit, that is FUCKING cool. Seriously cool shit. Did you write that??

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Eli Stevens (Gmail)
> > <wickedgrey@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM, Ryan Ramage <ryan.ramage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> 1) We have to decide on the directory structure. Based on what benoit
> >>> and dale have brought up. I have opinions, along with others. Lets not
> >>> rattle sabres around this  yet. But pick something relatively user
> >>> friendly, and straightforward. This can be actioned in our weekly irc.
> >>
> >> Would it make sense to have the directory structure be something that
> >> isn't couchapp specific, and instead dump/load *entire databases*
> >> to/from disk?  I could see that actually making it a simpler tool,
> >> since there would be a natural tendency to resist a bunch of
> >> special-case handling for corner cases, ease of use, etc.  Instead,
> >> you'd end up with a directory full of:
> >>
> >> my_doc_id.json
> >> my_doc_id.attachments/my_bin_file.dat
> >> my_doc_id.attachments/my_image_file.jpg
> >> etc.
> >>
> >> Then the various couchapp tools could focus on various workflows to
> >> make creating the simple structure and calling the default DB load
> >> tool.
> >>
> >> I'm not a couchapp user, so feel free to discard this idea if it
> >> doesn't make sense or if it doesn't gain any traction.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Eli
> >
> > The current structure isn't couchapp specific. In fact you can
> > clone/push a doc using erica or couchapp (py the original).
> >
> > The structure reflect JSON properties on a doc, eg.:
> >
> > folder/item -> {"folder": {"item": "value"}}
> > some.json will be addeded as {"some": contentofsomejson}
> > _attachments/ will contains all attachements.
> >
> > Specific to ddoc :
> >
> > views/vname/{map,reduce}.js
> > shows/
> > lists/
> >
> > and even that is just the result of the structure above. The original
> > idea is to allow anyone to create a couch app using the editor he
> > want. That why you have plugin in eclipse, standalone editor on top of
> > it it's really easy. Somehow it also follow the plan9 idea of having
> > everything on the fs.
> >
> > Also as a side note the couchapp fs schema is widely deployed around.
> > Even pubished a doc about it [1]
> >
> >
> > - benoit
> >
> > [1]
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/tutorials/os-couchapp/index.html
>
> Just wanted to add that it also allows some things like this:
>
> https://vimeo.com/30398347
>
> - benoƮt
>



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