CouchDB Weekly News, December 19, 2014 and CouchDB Highlights in 2014

CouchDB IRC Meeting (see summary)

  • CouchDB Day 2015, Hamburg, Germany – if you attend and would like to talk about CouchDB 2.0 or something please get in touch with awenkhh (
  • CouchDB 2.0 – an email will be sent to dev@ mailing list with a first plan about dependencies reorganisation
  • Cloudant Query (Mango) Contribution
  • Fauxton – good progress, still a few blockers for 2.0
  • CouchDB Branding (logo, slogan) – ongoing discussion on marketing@ mailing list

Major Discussions

Stream CouchDB changes in PostgreSQL (see thread)

A user wrote about their setup and use case and this Node libary to stream CouchDB changes into PostgreSQL, there’s also a round of feedback and more ideas from the community in the thread.

Soft launch: CouchDB Advocate Hub now live (see thread)

In order to broaden the number of people contributing to CouchDB and give people more opportunities to support the project and our marketing efforts, we’re soft launching CouchDB’s Advocate Hub this week. There’s a basic set of challenges set up, some basic badges, and some basic rewards, which can already be tried, and which you can give feedback to (either in the community forum, or in the email thread). There’s more planned for next year, but it would be great if you could already take a first look and give us some feedback.

Deprecation of erlang@ mailing list (see thread)

As for inactivity, the erlang@ mailing list has been deprecated this week. Goodbye, Erlang mailing list, and thanks for the great times we had with you!

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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!

  • “One of the most consolidated misconceptions about programming, since the early days, is the idea that such activity is purely technical, completely exact in nature, like Math and Physics. Computation is exact, but programming is not. The first is a result of a machine operation, and the latter is still a human activity.” – The Art of Programming
  • “If you’re feeling anxious, breathe from your diaphragm in order to keep your sympathetic nervous system from revving up too much. And remember that it can be good to be keyed up: the right amount of nervousness will enhance your performance.” – The relationship between anxiety and performance
  • “It had long been tradition that operating calculating machines was “women’s work”; it was thought to be just keypunching, like typing. Women programmed and operated the punchcard machines to produce calculations for the Manhattan Project.” – Margaret Hamilton, Lead Software Engineer, Project Apollo
  • “I decided to start celebrating in a public way so that more people may be inspired to find their own ways of marking their career achievements. These are those donuts.” – The importance of donuts

CouchDB Highlights in 2014

The year is almost over, and it’s a great time for a quick look back – back at an exciting year full of work and great news from CouchDB, its community and CouchDB’s universe. And here’s to only a few of them (in random order):

  • CouchDB 2.0 Developer Preview is released.
  • CouchDB 1.6.1 released.
  • The CouchDB community established its Code of Conduct and Diverstiy Statement, which were later adopted by the Apache Software Foundation as well
  • In 2014, 9 new Committers and 2 new Project Management Committee members joined the community in addition to everyone who’s already part of the project. CouchDB now has 42 committers and 12 PMC members. We’re proud and honoured to have you all on board.
  • IBM acquired Cloudant.
  • Cloudant Local released (the first CouchDB-on-your-premises-with-enterprise-support product).
  • In March, the first issue of the CouchDB Weekly News has been published, and this post is the 38th issue of these Weekly News.
  • CouchDB got a new blog (it’s this one that you’re looking at).
  • Cloudant Query being donated to CouchDB.
  • npm’s continued success, building on CouchDB and the founding of npm, inc.
  • Postgres & MySQL continue to work on native JSON support + HTTP interfaces.
  • Several major PouchDB releases.
  • Release of Fauxton.
  • … as well as many, many more. Thanks to everyone who helped making all of this possible!

Editors’ Note

Dear reader, we want to thank you for reading this, our last issue of the CouchDB Weekly News in 2014. Both CouchDB and its Weekly News are from the community and for the community, and we’re glad that you’re with us. We wish you great last days this year and hope your new year will be off to a good start.

Stay with us, and: relax.

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