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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB brand identity and design of couchdb.apache.org
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:35:31 GMT
Fantastic list. Thank you.

On 13 Jul 2010, at 08:08, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:

>> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 08:52, afters <afters.mail@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I think your main goal here is to figure out what messages the website is
>>> intended to send, and to what audiences. As for the design: form follows
>>> function.
> 
> agree. some thoughts to share on that note;
> 
> as a newcomer to couchdb what attracted me was:
> - the logo - is there another DB out there with such a cool logo?
> - the videos :-)
> - replication is so easy
> - crash-safe design & simple model for backup/recovery
> - straightforward conceptual model to work with - REST, JSON,
> - futon interface makes it so quick to get started
> 
> these made it really easy to work with - it's like having the data
> directly in your hands
> - simplicity of model - e.g. middleware not necessary
> - curl / http access
> - schema-free
> - native JSON storage
> - couchapp for loading both data & ddocs
> 
> what complicated it:
> - differences in the book vs trunk - examples and templates in
> particular can really slow you down
> - changeover to mustache.js - there are probably a few people like me
> lurking who simply are unable to figure out how to make this work in
> server or client side mode
> - evently if you're not already a javascript person - give me 6 months
> & I'll be OK but it's a steep learning curve from ground zero
> - map/reduce - this takes a bit of getting used to, but when you
> understand it the logic is clear - how did we ever manage this on
> traditional RDBMS..
> 
> cheers
> Dave


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