CouchDB Snippet: Find the Biggest Object

I use Apache CouchDB in the implementation of OurParents for holding a lot of our big data. One of the things I run into is a concern for the size of any specific object within the dataset. When you have hundreds of thousands of documents each of which with a lot of weight, finding the “big” objects can be a problem. Luckily, and full thanks to Jan Lehnardt, there is this little gem that leverages the underlying SpiderMonkey system within CouchDB to determine the size of a document based on the number of characters in it. Hope it helps you as much as it helps me: