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

… and also in the news


CouchDB Day Hamburg 2015

CouchDB is fascinating. Not only because CouchDB is a cool NoSQL database with cool features, but also because it’s community is so awesome.

The idea

One month ago my fellow CouchDB friend Robert Kowalski came up with the idea to create a CouchDB Day. I liked the idea from the beginning and asked him if he needs help and if he would like me to join the organisation team. Well, yesterday we announced the date and location:

CouchDB Day 2015
February 7th
at SinnerSchrader Hamburg, Germany

It was amazing how fast this grew. First of all, we were just blown away by the super awesome feedback from the community. The CouchDB PMC helped us with many information regarding trademarks and had many cool ideas. So we created a little website for the CouchDB Day.


After just two days we already had the sponsors sum.cumo and Ubilabs on board. That was quick. And finally after just one call and two emails with Holger Blank, we had our location at SinnerSchrader. They will also sponsor the drinks for the day. Thank you so much! You rock!

Well, with sponsored money financial issues like tax issues arise. Luckily and as of today, we also fixed that. sum.cumo will take care of this part and we are extremely happy to welcome sum.cumo as a co-organiser.

Interested CouchDB folks

Another awesome fact was the interest of the community. We created a little ticket site at Tito and after just two days, there were already 20 interested people. Without knowing a date, a location or even a schedule for the day. Wow. (Side note: a big thank you goes out to Doc at Tito. The support is extremely awesome and you should really check out Tito. This service is brilliant).

Tickets available – FOR FREE

In 1969 one of the organisers of the Woodstock Festival announced “This is a free concert from now on” even though he knew, that he is ruined. We will not be ruined, but we decided to make this a FREE event. The CouchDB community exists because there are many many volunteers spending their time, ideas and enthusiasm to create an awesome piece of software. We want to give back a little bit. So up from Wednesday, November 5th 10:00 CET, the tickets are available at our ticket website. Go grab your ticket – now! 🙂

The Day

The idea of the CouchDB Day is bringing interested people together to do something awesome with CouchDB. We will have three short talks. The rest of the day will be “hands on”. We will propose some groups the attendees can join. These are for now:

  • CouchDB Core (Erlang)
  • Fauxton
  • Building Applications with CouchDB
  • Couchapps and Hoodie
  • The CouchDB Community

We hope that all folks can find a group where they like to join. And as you know – the CouchDB community is always looking for contributors. So check it out and help making this community and software even bigger and more awesome.

And yes we hear you! We will have a place at night where we can meet for drinks and talk ;-).

The next Day?

This will be the first CouchDB Day. We are impressed by the interest, help and enthusiasm for this event. Thank you so much. So let’s see what we will do in 2016. For now, we are looking forward to February 7th 2015. We would love to see you in our nice and rockin’ city of Hamburg.

Andy and Robert