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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB Success Story: Gathering Goodness
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2008 16:26:58 GMT
Excellent stuff!

I was thinking, perhaps you want to link your self on the wiki:

  http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/InTheWild

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 11:13:14AM -0500, Scott Raymond wrote:
> I'm successfully using CouchDB for a recipe-management application on
> Facebook, called Gathering Goodness:
>
>    http://apps.facebook.com/gathering/
>
> The killer feature of Gathering Goodness is its ability to do
> one-click importing of recipes from lots of popular cooking sites,
> like Epicurious and AllRecipes. Once you've entered a recipe, you can
> tag it however you like. Then, because it's on Facebook, you can
> easily share your collection with friends, and see what your friends
> are cooking.
>
> The application is written in Ruby using Merb, and uses CouchDB for
> all of the persistence. I've been very pleased with CouchDB's
> performance and stability -- the app has been running continuously for
> over six months, with no trouble. CouchDB's Views make certain
> features, like tagging, far easier to implement than a traditional
> relational database. And its inherent "webbiness" (REST, JSON) makes
> it a natural fit for developing web applications.
>
> Scott
>
>
> On 7/2/08, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> > Heya,
> >  in a recent discussion with somebody who follows these
> >  lists, he pointed out that CouchDB appears to have a lot
> >  of problems and has some sort of negative aura. Mostly
> >  because the issues discussed on these lists are about
> >  problems people have with CouchDB.
> >
> >  Obviously, when looking at other information sources,
> >  it is clearly visible that CouchDB is loved by many and
> >  used successfully.
> >
> >  Yet these stories don't make it to the mailing lists. So
> >  please, if you have a CouchDB success-story to share,
> >  let us know. If that means shamelessly advertising
> >  a project or product, just go ahead and do so :)
> >  Anything from your personal blog to the "next big
> >  thing" is interesting to us.
> >
> >  To let us know, just reply to this post!
> >
> >  If you can't talk publicly about what you do in detail, a
> >  message like "We are using CouchDB successfully in
> >  our sub-radar startup" (I know you are there ;) will do.
> >  If you don't want to post to the list directly, send me a
> >  private mail and I can relay the totally anonymous
> >  information then.
> >
> >  --
> >
> >  If you have a problem with CouchDB, don't let this
> >  post discourage you from posting it here, we'd love
> >  to hear about any issues you might encounter to
> >  make your life easier in the future.
> >
> >
> >  Cheers and thanks in advance!
> >  Jan
> >

-- 
Noah Slater, http://people.apache.org/~nslater/

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