This weekend—over and above working on our ongoing greenhouse-erection project—I have created a simple explorer for CouchDb servers that for want of a better name I have called Hello.
I don’t have an official web site for this software yet. For now you can download
HelloCouchDb-1.0.tgz, comment on the announcement on the CouchDb Google group, or (new!) see my rough notes on Jottit.
What it Does
It does not do all that much: it shows a list of databases. You can select a database and it shows you a list of documents. You can select documents to see their content, pretty-printed in tabular form.
There is a document editor, but it is limited to changing the values of existing fields of your document: you cannot change the type of fields or add new ones. Obviously this is an area I plan to do more work in.
Despite these limitations, it is already a useful GUI to the CouchDb server.
The application of four files:
It assumes that it is running on the CouchDb server, and that
is available in its parent directory (that is, at relative URI
../json.js). To install it on your server, you unpack the files in to
a directory called
hello in the directory containing