CouchDB Weekly News, April 30, 2015

Major Discussions

Configuration in CouchDB 2.0 (see thread)

In the Fauxton team that is using CouchDB 2.0 daily, it has been worked on to remove the config tap. Thereby testing features on back ports that still support the config route lead to multiple unexpected errors. The options for solutions and major config changes, e.g. a token-ring are to be discussed further.

GSOC 2015 [Visualize document revision tree and navigate betweenthese revisions] (see thread) & [COUCHDB-2214] Dashboard as main page (see thread)

Nadeeshaan Gunasinghe’s and Dulanga Sashika, two undergraduates from the Computer Science and Engineering department at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, addressed the CouchDB mailing list for help with their proposals for Google Summer of Code 2015. Congratulations: Both have been accepted.

[VOTE] accept Nano contribution (ongoing, see thread)

Nuno Job wants to contribute Nano, a popular Node.js Client library for CouchDB to the ASF.

[PROPOSAL] CouchDB tests organization (see thread)

Plans to split up the various CouchDB test suites from the main repo into their repositories. Especially the JavaScript tests can then be shared among other projects like PouchDB.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Triggerjob: CouchDB database driven REST events – a database-driven daemon and scheduler to extend CouchDB and Couchapps with asynchronous REST events.

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New Commiter

  • Maria Andersson (Apache ID: mia; IRC nick: mar-ia) has been elected as a CouchDB committer. Welcome to CouchDB, Maria!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

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  • “Four years ago, I wrote a rant about why Varnish has no SSL support (Why no SSL ?) and the upcoming 4.1 release is good excuse to revisit that issue.” SSL revisited.
  • “I followed a nearly equal ratio of women and men, but retweeted men three times as often as I retweeted women. This, despite my knowing how underrepresented women’s voices are in the areas I obsess over, such as technology and policy and culture.” The year I didn’t retweet men.

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