CouchDB Weekly News, May 07, 2015

Major Discussions

CouchDB made the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar (see thread)

The latest ThoughtWorks Radar includes a new blip for “offline first web applications” (blip: “technology or technique that plays a role in software development”) and CouchDB and Hoodie are featured here as references: “There are some tools which help simplify offline first implementation such as Hoodie, and CouchDB also offers ability to work with a locally deployed application on a local data storage.”

CouchDB Articles Pills and Tutorials Ideas (see thread) & How do CouchApps fit into the CouchDB story? (see thread)

The discussion around the future of CouchApps:

  • how to fix the identity of CouchApps (design, naming etc.)
  • within context of the CouchDB story of “Data where you need it.”
  • and the CouchDB core features

Best practices for testing CouchDB 2.0 (see thread)

Question: A user asked how to use wanted to know if to use the master branch from the git to compile CouchDB from sources or if fixes for CouchDB 2.0 are being committed to another branch?

Answer: In general it has been suggested to test features on a branch for the specific sub-projects not on the master. Also to check open pull requests on GitHub to test sub-projects that are specifically proposed for merge, with the help of this search tool:

[RESULT] accept Nano contribution (was: [VOTE] accept Nano contribution) (see thread)

Nuno Job wants to donate Nano, a popular Node.js Client library for CouchDB to the ASF. The vote passed.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

Stack Overflow:

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!
  • Do you want to help us with the work on the new CouchDB website? Get in touch on our new website mailing list and join the website team! –
  • The CouchDB advocate marketing programme is just getting started. Join us in CouchDB’s Advocate Hub!
  • CouchDB has a new wiki. Help us move content from the old to the new one!
  • 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 welcome you on board!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “Today, in conjunction with Creative Commons, we’re happy to announce support for explicit post licensing on Medium.” – Explicit post licensing
  • “Nobu and Gao come only in one flavor: inscrutable mysterious menace. They aren’t villains who happen to be Asian; their Asianness is central to their villainousness. YoDaredevil, Executive Order 9066 called — it wants its Asian treachery stereotypes back!” – Black Mask, Yellow Peril: Anti-Asianism in Netflix’s otherwise brilliant Daredevil
  • “I’m now at the point where “diversity in tech” has become synonymous with white women. And I’m here to raise the red flag.” – Houston, We Have a Problem
  • “According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, as many as 20% of large U.S. companies are providing unconscious bias training to their employees, and this percentage can reach 50% in the next five years. We know everyone has hidden biases. No one is blaming you if you didn’t know male managers used the words“assertive,” playful,” and “funny” in reviews right before demoting their female employees, yet promoted their male employees when using the same words. But as more companies exist now to help uncover unconscious discrimination, there’s really no excuse in stopping tech from solving its damaging diversity problem.” The Growing Business of Detecting Unconscious Bias

… and also in the news

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