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From "Scott Raymond" <>
Subject CouchDB Success Story: Gathering Goodness
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2008 16:13:14 GMT
I'm successfully using CouchDB for a recipe-management application on
Facebook, called Gathering Goodness:

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.


On 7/2/08, Jan Lehnardt <> 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
>  --
>  PS: If you find this a useless exercise, just ignore me :-)

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