CouchDB Weekly News, September 10, 2015

Major Discussions

CouchDB _rewrite (see thread)

This thread discusses, whether or not an improvement of ‘_rewirte’ could be included in 2.0, or if this, as a basic functionality, should be addressed in the after the release.

[PROPOSAL] Improving the quality of CouchDB (see thread)

Robert pitches a new approach to improve quality maintenance and testing for CouchDB. “I would like to propose that every PR needs unit, functional AND/OR integration tests for CouchDB’s Erlang core, too – given it is not covered by an existing test that run. Maybe we could try the new approach for 3 months and then decide if we keep it.” The primary thrust of the argument being “about continuous integration – somehow making it more easy and more transparent for developers (seasoned and novice) to see the effects of their change.” A first step by step plan has been discussed further.

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

The discussion on a potential new tag-line for CouchDB, that reinforces the most distinctive feature of CouchDB, “replication”, continues on the marketing@ list. It has been revived from an earlier discussion, on which you can followed up here and here. In a recent contribution it was suggested to wrap up the procedure by setting dates for the votes on an alternative tag-line: @marketing list on September 15, the @dev list on September 18, both preparing the decision process for the PMC, starting September 21st. You’re invited to submit your suggestions before the first vote.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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Time to relax!

  • “Mr. Juncker cast the crisis as the most compelling one facing the bloc since World War II.…‘There is not enough Europe in this union,’ he said, referring to how the bloc has reacted so far. ‘And there is not enough union in this union. We have to change this. And we have to change this now.’” – E.U. Nations Urged to Accept 160,000 Migrants
  • “…as an architect, it is more beneficial for me to know that five solutions exist for a particular problem than to be a singular expert in only one. The most important parts of the pyramid for architects are the top and middle sections; how far your middle section penetrates into the bottom section represents your technical breadth.” – Knowledge Breadth versus Depth (How knowledge acquisition changes as you transition roles from developer to architect)
  • “And there’s no doubt that the degree of attentiveness that we bring to an occasion ennobles or demeans it. Better to spend 15 focused, responsive minutes than 30 utterly distracted ones.” – The Myth of Quality Time
  • “Creating data accessibility is the first step in creating lasting solutions around health open data. …Having ‘insight’ is the capacity to gain accurate and deep understanding of something. Making data accessible and insightful is great … but is no guarantee that people will use it. You have to make sure that your data is also ‘actionable’ so that people are inclined to immediately use it. Here are some simple strategies for making data actionable” – A checklist for building civic tech solutions for the health sector: Insights from the #AfricaOpenData Conference
  • “When you don’t document things you rely on cultural norms, Which means you can’t attract people outside that culture, Your culture remains homogenous.When you dictate, You’re a dictator. Even if you say you’re not a dictator.” – Building a Better Node Community.
  • “This is why I find the latest rash of alarmist “political correctness run amok” articles to be quite disingenuous. They express consternation about “word policing” and “censorship” without ever acknowledging that we — as a society, or within certain subcultures or settings — are always making judgments about what language and ideas (not to mention people) are acceptable and which ones are deemed unacceptable.” – Op-ed: The Truth About Political Correctness – Those who argue that you can’t say anything anymore really just want to preserve the status quo.

… and also in the news

  • “I was actually considering optimizing that code today. Sometimes the best optimization is to wait for browsers to get faster.” (@nolanlawson via twitter)
  • “September 10, 1990: Archie, the first Internet search engine, is launched – @TDTHistory” (via @beatricemartini)

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