CouchDB Weekly News, September 24, 2015

Major Discussions

[PROPOSAL] Create an account for designers to contribute to CouchDB (see thread)

As addressed in last weeks news, this proposal aimed to create a “place within the CouchDB community, that supports the discourse centred around design related issues.” Several voices welcomed the latest suggestion to use Confluence for this matter.

The future of CouchApps (see thread)

A debate between users as well the PMC about the future of CouchApps took place and continued in two other threads here and here. In summary, there are controversial opinions in the CouchDB community on this topic, as some users who have products and business build on CouchApps are concerned about its development in the next CouchDB releases. The PMC has voiced reasonable objections about the currently insufficient developmental state. Its role for CouchDB 2.0 is therefore called as not a primary one.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • well-groomed-feast 4.0.0 – Voicemail Application for FreeSwitch with CouchDB back-end
  • superlogin 4.1.0 – Powerful authentication for APIs and single page apps using the CouchDB ecosystem which supports a variety of providers.
  • react-pouchdb-changes 0.1.0 – React component middleware for listening to the changes feed from CouchDB or PouchDB


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

…and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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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!
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  • 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!

  • “Just the other day I was feeding my daughter early in the morning and responding to an urgent email from work. I should have felt badass managing both of these things, but instead I felt like a shitty mom and a shitty employee for doing both these things simultaneously and neither of them as perfectly as I would have wanted to.” – The New Breed of Women in Tech
  • “More often than not, you just need to move in a direction, not the direction. Stop worrying too much about which way to go and just get going. As you build momentum, you can learn to steer. This is the way life works.” – The Art of Making Good Decisions
  • “When I promised not to go to conferences without Codes of Conduct, I wasn’t paying lip service to a trend, doing the popular thing to gain brownie points with my feminist besties. I meant every word. It is my greatest fear in life that something bad would happen to someone attending a conference I attracted them to.” – You literally cannot pay me to speak without a Code of Conduct
  • “I tend to steer away from any attempts to make apologies “sincere”, since sincerity is easily faked, and thus abundant and of low value. Strong feelings of regret do not help me know my data is more secure today than it was yesterday. A fig for your “feelings”. Wallowing in sorrow makes it about the apologizer more than the apology.” – how to apologize
  •  “I have a challenge for you: in the next three interviews you do with male leaders, please ask them the same questions you seem so blasé about asking women. How do you balance caring for your kids and your work responsibilities? Did you feel your career was hurt by taking time off with your babies? Do you feel like working makes you a better/worse parent? If you try this three times, you are going to learn something.” – What My Uterus Can Teach You About Being a Tech Leader
  • “Surviving in any IT culture means coping with the risks of technological obsolescence, job instability, stress and long hours in addition to the social obstacles placed in front of anyone who doesn’t fit the mainstream ideals of a patriarchal culture. Realistically, if you work in IT long enough, there will be layoffs, “right-sizing” and other job instability.” – Aging in IT

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