I had the BMore on Rails meeting tonight, so this link in the chain will be somewhat light. It does not matter the amount, just the presence.
When trying to get Merb to hit against existing data in a CouchDB database, I ran into trouble. The operative point being existing data in this case. The Couch DB DataMapper adapter expects (requires) that the data be decorated with a
couchdb_typeattribute. Any records created with the adapter have that attribute, but, obviously, my hand created records did not have it. Once I added it, Merb pulled data back from CouchDB with ease.
By way of summary, what I needed (in addition to the generated code detailed last night) was a Meal data class:
property :title, String
property :date, String
property :summary, String
property :description, String
And a show template:
<h1><%= @meal.title %></h1>Then, I can verify that we are correctly retrieving data from CouchDB and populating the template with a browser:
<p>We enjoyed this meal on <%= @meal.date %></p>
<p><%= @meal.summary %></p>
<p><%= @meal.description %></p>