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From kowsik <>
Subject Re: Server Side Language Confusion
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:39:32 GMT
Yes, the included DB support is completely optional. You can just add
a new Couch.js module to the modules directory in Helma and
immediately have access to all Couch REST calls. You can also create a
views.js within your prototype directory (the URL mount-point) and
sync various Couch views directly from within Helma.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Justin Stanczak <> wrote:
> Ya, I've looked at Helma before. Can the included DB stuff be removed easy
> enough? I don't know much about it. I'm open to look at any language.
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM, kowsik <> wrote:
>> Helma or node.js both work naturally with Couch. They are both
>> JavaScript servers and so getting and posting documents while sending
>> them upstream to the browser become very natural with little or no
>> translation. If you combine this with something like Sammy
>> ( and jQuery, you can very rapidly
>> build a RESTful app with the rendering all on the browser side.
>> Regards,
>> K.
>> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 6:39 AM, Justin Stanczak <>
>> wrote:
>> > I'm having a little trouble figuring out what to select as the server
>> side
>> > language for accessing CouchDB. I'm new to CouchDB so this paragraph will
>> be
>> > a long list of questions and sentences of how I understand things to this
>> > point in time. Please feel free to correct me and help me better learn. I
>> > like the idea of eliminating all the DB mapping and focus on programming
>> > again, that CouchDB allows you to do. So I guess the first issue is you
>> > don't want your CouchDB exposed to the WWW, so you need a HTTPD to act as
>> a
>> > proxy, via some language. This language would provide the session
>> tracking.
>> > That session tracking would give you user logins and what not. This would
>> > also restrict access to your CouchDB, as I don't see CouchDB has much in
>> the
>> > way of protection when it comes to access control to it's databases. This
>> > leads to the issue of Javascript not being the language of choice for
>> client
>> > side, as you really don't want clients, duh. So now that's where my
>> language
>> > server side question comes from. What's a good option when using CouchDB?
>> I
>> > know everyone has their opinions, but really, if you are using CouchDB as
>> > your back end database what language has been developed the most with
>> > CouchDB? What works the best? Surely there is one that stands out over
>> the
>> > rest? Maybe I'm way off, any input is welcome, thanks.
>> >

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