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.


  • 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 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!


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

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