CouchDB Weekly News, November 20, 2014


  • 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 or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to have you on board!


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

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