CouchDB Weekly News, November 20, 2014

Release

  • CouchDB 2.0 Developer Preview has been released. You can download it here, its features and more are described here

Major Discussions

Guidelines for creating a CouchDB Event (Work in Progress; see thread)

New guidelines for creating a CouchDB Event have been set up, you’ll find them here. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

The Apache Software Foundation adopts CouchDB’s Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement (see thread)

On November 18, the ASF has adopted the CouchDB Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement into an official ASF-wide policy.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • couchdb-python 1.0 – issue fixes, improvements and more; download from PyPI | source
  • Mango – a MongoDB inspired query interface; Open Sourced by Cloudant this week, with an intent to donate it to CouchDB; more details on it are here
  • sofa – easy R interface to CouchDB

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

No public answer yet:

For more new questions and answers about CouchDB, see these search results.

Get involved!

If you want to get into working on CouchDB:

  • We have an infinite number of open contributor positions on CouchDB. Submit a pull request and join the project!
  • Can you help with Web Design, Development or UX for our Admin Console? No Erlang skills required! – Get in touch with us.
  • Do you want to help moving the CouchDB docs translation forward? We’d love to have you in our L10n team! See our current status and languages we’d like to provide CouchDB docs in on this page. If you’d like to help, don’t hesitate to contact the L10n mailing list on l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to have you on board!

Events

Time to relax!

  • “It seems the mere mention of tools that support and encourage marginalised people to be a part of the tech industry incites a frothing flame war from the privileged.” – Tech Freedom vs. Feminism
  • “Keep cake moist by just eating the entire thing in one sitting.” – … and 12 more amazing Food and Life Hacks you need to know right now
  • “As a tech community, we are increasingly recognizing that diversity is fundamental to building a just, inclusive and beneficial industry, and that diverse teams perform better, are more innovative, and can build better products for a diverse world. In order to be successful with diverse recruiting, tech companies must invest in analysis and improvement at every stage of the hiring process.” – 25 Tips for Diverse Hiring
  • Kitten Therapy: the Prescription for Stress
  • Sloth Life

… and also in the news

CouchDB Weekly News, November 13, 2014

Major Discussions

JS style guide for Fauxton development (see thread)

A JS style guide for Fauxton development has been setup and expanded to also cover HTML and CSS. Feedback is much appreciated.

Setting up CouchDB 2.0 (ongoing, see thread)

Current status: the /_cluster_setup endpoint has been set up (see status here or here), any feedback is very welcome.

Understanding CouchDB’s Source (see thread)

Question: a user wrote they’d like to understand more CouchDB’s source and file handling.

Answers:

  • There’s this article about the lifecycle of an http request in CouchDB which may be helpful (although it needs an update for CouchDB 2.0 and chttpd).
  • There’s also another article that talks about some of CouchDB’s internal data structures.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

No public answer yet:

For more new questions and answers about CouchDB, see these search results.

Get involved!

If you want to get into working on CouchDB:

  • We have an infinite number of open contributor positions on CouchDB. Submit a pull request and join the project!
  • Can you help with Web Design, Development or UX for our Admin Console? No Erlang skills required! – Get in touch with us.
  • Do you want to help moving the CouchDB docs translation forward? We’d love to have you in our L10n team! See our current status and languages we’d like to provide CouchDB docs in on this page. If you’d like to help, don’t hesitate to contact the L10n mailing list on l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to have you on board!

New Committer

  • Javier Candeira (IRC nick: kandinski; Apache ID: candeira; Twitter) has been elected as a CouchDB Committer.

Welcome to CouchDB, Javier!

Events

Time to relax!

  • “In order to build great stuff in an ever-changing environment, we need to start investing in our people instead of our process. Thinking in this way has allowed my team to build better products, spread critical knowledge throughout our team, and encourage great increases in individual skill and confidence. Who doesn’t want that?” – Facilitating Collaboration
  • “‘I don’t know how she does it.’ I hear this. People say this about me. Like, I’m standing RIGHT THERE and people will say it to someone else. It’s a cliché thing to say—I mean, come on, Sarah Jessica Parker starred in a movie called, yes, ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’—but, okay. I get the sentiment. I own a business, travel weekly, write things, raise children, own a home, own a dog, have friends, etc. etc. … how do I do it all? – Hahahaha. I don’t. Please. No one does.”Here are but a few of the things I don’t do

… and also in the news