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From Mirko Kiefer <>
Subject Re: LivelyCouch - a framework around CouchDB and Node.js
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:45:48 GMT
Hi Gabriel,
yes I meant "filtered_people" :)

Moving the handlers to design documents shouldn't be a problem.
You would then probably want to call a URL like:

We decided to have a separate handler DB as one of our main motivations 
was to be able to do requests across databases. Also, at the moment we 
constantly keep a worker running who writes out handler code to the file 
system everytime it changes. Handlers are then executed from there. If 
you split your handler code across databases you would have to listen to 
changes on each of them.
The reason we write out the code is that we couldn't find an easy 
solution to handle dependencies of your handler - if you do a "require" 
in your node code, the required file needs to be found.

I haven't seen Mikeal's talk but going to have a look right now.
Not sure if I understand you right - in LivelyCouch you could do 
something like:
- have a Worker running who listens on _changes of a database
- when a change happens the worker would send out a message
- other Workers could be triggered by this depending of your definition 
in the Event documents


On 11/8/10 11:09 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:
> Neat. I look forward to both using the framework and learning from its
> use of externals and http proxy modules. Comments:
> Because the handlers are similar to views, I'm tempted to want them in
> my design documents. Would it be possible to read them from a
> "handlers" value there?
> I think that URL example at the end of Part 1 should be
> "filtered_people" instead of "blond_people".
> I like the way Mikeal talked about triggering events in his "Crazy
> Delicious" talk at JSConf by giving each trigger its own document,
> firing events off a long poll of _changes, then updating that document
> with event responses. How would LivelyCouch notify an app with event
> responses?
> Gabriel
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Mirko Kiefer<>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> we are currently working on open sourcing our so called LivelyCouch
>> framework which emerged out of a few projects.
>> Hopefully this week still we will have a website up and running explaining
>> the usage of LivelyCouch in more detail.
>> I would just like to get some early feedback on our concepts - so I wrote a
>> little summary in two parts on my blog.
>> The first part focuses on writing Node.js handlers:
>> Part two explains the event system we built around CouchDB using Node:
>> Hope to get a lot of feedback!
>> Mirko

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