Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Ajatus: Distributed CMS using CouchDB

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Ajatus is a new distributed CRM that “runs as a local Ajax web application on your own computer. It uses the CouchDb object database for data storage and enjoys a wide range of plug-in and replication possibilities.”

The Ajax side of the house uses jQuery for fun and profit.

It is a lot of fun to see people get excited and creative around CouchDb, which recently had the first major release featuring:

  • a REST API using JSON instead of XML for data transport,
  • a JavaScript view engine based on Mozilla Spidermonkey,
  • a GNU Autotools build system supporting most POSIX systems (Noah Slater) ,
  • a built-in administration interface (Christopher Lenz),
  • experimental fulltext search with Lucene (Jan Lehnardt) and
  • countless tweeks, enhancements and other small refinements.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

3.2 rating from 34 votes


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CRM? Then the title of the post is wrong.

Comment by Mislav — December 27, 2007

Thanks for noting Ajatus! We’re trying to make a first public release still this month…

Comment by bergie — December 27, 2007

Will Ajatus work with other JSON/REST databases? Have you tried it with Persevere as the backend database? Persevere and CouchDb have a very similiar REST API.

Comment by kriszyp — December 27, 2007

@kriszyp: Now we’ve written Ajatus in quite CouchDb-specific way. But sure, if somebody is interested in adding support for other RESTful document DBs, go ahead!

Comment by bergie — December 27, 2007

@kriszyp: I’ll look in to this at some point. Ajatus can be changed to use other backends quite easily…

Comment by wick3d — December 27, 2007

First release is out:

Comment by wick3d — January 2, 2008

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