CouchDB Weekly News, June 04, 2015

CouchDB Weekly Meeting (see summary)

  • CouchDB 2.0 status: Benchmark test suite results needed – measurement tools, e.g. work2, tsung,, will be further investigated. CORS support for chttpd is merged. Some performance issues were tackled.
  • Open floor: ApacheCon EU (divided into Core and Big Data) – Call for Speakers is open and a strong CouchDB presence planned, ideally with a full-day CouchDB track to especially address 2.0 and big data!
  • L10N: The publication of the docs translations is planned to be pursued to encourage the work on translations and give them clear place and goal in the docs. The RTD (Read the docs) service, where docs are hosted, now has support for localization, which will be inspected.

Major Discussions

[DISCUSSION] nmo to the ASF (see thread)

nmo (speaks: nemo) – a tool to manage CouchDB clusters was written as part of COUCHDB-2598 and is discussed for an official donation to the ASF, so it could be shipped as an addition with the next CouchDB release.

[PROPOSAL] GitHub issues (see thread)

It was proposed to additionally enable GitHub issues for GitHub repos to make contributing to CouchDB easier and attract more contributors. In terms of implementation, JIRA remains main system of records, while it was discussed having GH issues parallelly mirroring JIRA issues and comments.

FAUXTON 1.0.3 RELEASED (see thread)

Fauxton 1.0.3 (modular CouchDB dashboard and Futon replacement) with several fixes and improvements for example: IndexResults, a header-controller reset and display of error message with index creation.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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Get involved!

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  • We have an infinite number of open contributor positions on CouchDB. Submit a pull request and join the project!
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  • 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!

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  • “1. Almost all the successful microservice stories have started with a monolith that got too big and was broken up. 2. Almost all the cases where I’ve heard of a system that was built as a microservice system from scratch, it has ended up in serious trouble.” – MonolithFirst
  • “Intersectionality is a way to think holistically about how different forms of oppression (and privilege) interact in people’s lives, and as such is a concept with both a tremendous theoretical explanatory power and a substantial efficacy as an action strategy.” – An intersectional take on technology, rights and justice
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  • “In this talk from Codemania 2015, I explore the benefits and practical applications of immutable data beyond concurrency in both object-oriented and functional programming, from individual immutable fields up to system-level immutability.” – Enjoy Yourself Because You Can’t Change Anything Anyway: Immutable Data in the Real World, Kelsey Gilmore-Innis
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