Woohoo!! It’s so fun to see people trying out different things with CouchDB! :)
Oh, that Firebug change annoys me so much where it doesn’t load the POST response for you. At work i actually went back to the previous version for exactly that reason.
I believe the AJAX problem you had from the Merb project is to do with the AJAX “Same Origin Policy” to stop you calling pages on another server. I didn’t realise it prevents you going across ports on the same server though!
It is easily overcome by doing an AJAX request to a proxy page on your own site which does something like this:
response = Net::HTTP.get_response(URI.parse(CGI.escape(params[:url])))
render :text => response
I’m really excited to see where you go with Merb and making an application which uses CouchDB directly! :)