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From Filippo Fadda <>
Subject Re: Seeking for professional training help with CouchDB
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:14:34 GMT
Of course, it's an useful resource, like almost all the other books on the subject are. And
it's free, that's a great thing. But I agree with Jens, there is not an awesome book out there,
and I think the main reason is that writing a book nowadays doesn't repay the author for the
effort needed. Today you can't live writing technical books, in the past many authors did,
so the general books quality is getting lower and you can find a lot of 30 pages books that
are not books at all, they just cover badly a subject.

On Nov 13, 2013, at 5:39 PM, Andy Wenk wrote:

> I don't want to start a discussion here. Just wanna drop a side note:
> Please don't forget when this book was written and where CouchDB was at
> this time. At least the original version was one of the first written
> documentation available. To understand the basics about CouchDB, I think it
> is definitely a good choice.
> Writing a good book is extremely hard and very time consuming (I
> experienced it twice). So even when it sound harsh what Jens said, I can
> imagine, that a lot of people think like that. But also don't forget for
> whom these books are written. Newbies or intermediate users - not "expert"
> users or core developers ;-)
> To come back to the original post, yeah the question was not about a book
> ;-)
> Cheers
> On 13 November 2013 16:54, Filippo Fadda <>wrote:
>> +1
>> On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:41 PM, Jens Alfke wrote:
>>> (Also, I have to say I’m unsatisfied with that book. It skips around a
>> lot, is often unclear, and spends a lot of time on examples as opposed to
>> principles. That said, I haven’t seen any really good books about CouchDB.)
>>> —Jens
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