CouchDB Weekly News, August 13, 2015

Major Discussions

Brainstorm: A new CouchDB tag-line? (see thread)

On the marketing list a discussion on shortening and strengthening the current CouchDB tag-line was reopened. For many the term ‘replication’, as referring to the most distinctive feature of CouchDB, therefore should be part of the new line. The line “Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API” has been compared to competitors’ tag-lines and contrasted with several suggestions.

Let’s cut a Nano release (see thread)

Last month Nuno Job and Pedro Teixeira and the team donated the Nano client to the ASF. The official release has not been completed due to a few remaining issues and open questions, that were kindly summarised by Jason Smith.

The discussion tackles on updating the README of the ‘dscape-repo’ on Github to point to the ASF project and, furthermore, transferring the repository to the Apache account. For its release via npm or other package managers an official voting might be required.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

…and in the PouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers (CouchDB)

Use Case:

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet (Stack Overflow):

For more new questions and answers about CouchDB, see these search results.

Use Cases, Questions and Answers (PouchDB)

Stack Overflow:

For more new questions and answers about PouchDB, 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!

  • “If you are an open source project maintainer, give this a shot. Add the label first-timers-only to your project so people can find it here. I think that we can be more friendly to newcomers in the open source community. You never know, you may find a new main contributor to the project or even a new life-long friend. Either way, the more people we get into open source the better. And by being open like this, we’re helping ‘Bring Kindness back to Open Source.’” – First Timers Only – A suggestion to Open Source project maintainers…
  • However, black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population. The Post’s analysis shows that black men were seven times more likely than white men to die by police gunfire while unarmed.” – Black And Unarmed
  • “Right now, you’re inaccessible. Tomorrow, your images might have descriptive alt text. Next week, your design might have an improved contrast ratio. Next month your header navigation might have a more usable structure, with better headings and links with active and hover styles. With each iteration, more and more people could have an effortless experience each day.” – Incremental Accessibility
  • “As my own buffer slowly returned, I felt the dirty windshield I’d been looking through starting to clear.…I worry sometimes that the buffer gets too thick. My old demons creep up on me, tell me that if I’m not living a painfully raw existence, I’m not a real artist.” – Meditation vs. medication: A comic essay on facing depression

… and also in the news

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