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From "Nuno Job" <>
Subject Re: code4lib presentation on CouchDB
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2008 08:58:19 GMT
Hi Dan,

Congrats on the presentation. It was very cool and intuitive.

I don't understand why CouchDB relies on ?rev=... for queries. I hate that
syntax :P
Yes I'm a RoR adict. I give you that :P


On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Dan Scott <> wrote:

> Hello:
> A couple of weeks ago, I gave a 20-minute presentation on CouchDB at
> the code4lib conference (a collection of library developers and
> library geeks). The session was recorded, and the video will be
> available from the Internet Archive at some point in the future - but
> I thought I would share the slides with the community:
> Note that:
> 1) My background is with relational databases - 8 years with DB2 and
> co-authoring a book on Apache Derby - so the "delicious sacrilege" of
> the title refers to my encounters with a document database
> 2) Owing to those 8 years at IBM, I had a whole lot of (mostly bad)
> experiences with Notes. But after a few days of playing around with
> CouchDB, I'm a believer in its potential for good.
> 3) I was running CouchDB trunk as of two weeks ago, so I think I got
> hit by the API change for attachments and couldn't successfully
> retrieve the attachments I was adding to docs. No big deal; I knew
> what was going on.
> 4) I was hoping to have the 200 people in the audience playing with
> CouchDB on my laptop during my presentation, but suffered a desktop
> crash on the way to the podium which brought down the server. Alas, no
> live scalability test :(
> I should note that the presentation itself is licensed under a
> Creative Commons BY-NC license, should anyone want to reuse or improve
> it.
> A big thanks to Damian and the rest of the CouchDB developers!
> --
> Dan Scott
> Laurentian University

Nuno Job
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