CouchDB Weekly News, October 08, 2015

Major Discussions

[PROPOSAL] Improve testing infrastructure of CouchDB (see thread)

Read the full proposal that was submitted to improve the ways to test CouchDB. It was further discussed, whether it would be worth adopting to Elixir to help make ‘couch_testing’ more approachable, even though this would maybe “impose a steep learning curve on developers.”

Updating the docs (or the Wiki) for Apache as SSL and auth (see thread)

Working steps for installing on Amazon Linux, and for setting up Apache as a front end SSL proxy with authentication was added to the Apache CouchDB Wiki, on a new page.

pouchdb-find and CouchDB 2.0 (see thread)

A user addressed the mailing list with his plan to create a developer-friendly CouchDB service, a Software Development Kit (SDK), which uses PouchDB for local replication. He is interested in using pouchdb-find and asks about support in CouchDB 2.0.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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  • “Intersectionality alone cannot bring invisible bodies into view.  Mere words won’t change the way that some people — the less-visible members of political constituencies — must continue to wait for leaders, decision-makers and others to see their struggles. In the context of addressing the racial disparities that still plague our nation, activists and stakeholders must raise awareness about the intersectional dimensions of racial injustice that must be addressed to enhance the lives of all youths of color.” – Why intersectionality can’t wait
  • …“What are our obligations to people who did not expect themselves to be so intimately known without sharing directly? How do we mitigate against unintended outcomes? For instance, an activity tracker carelessly revealed users’ sexual activity data to search engines. A social network’s algorithm accidentally triggered painful memories for grieving families who’d recently experienced death of their child and other loved ones.” – Carina C. Zona: Consequences of an Insightful Algorithm | JSConf EU 2015
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  • “We need to recognize the privilege required to attend such bootcamps and we need to seek other, more sustainable ways to provide those who are less privileged with better education, training, mentorship, and exposure to code.” – Coding Is A Privilege
  • “‘Women in Tech’ don’t need me to battle for them. “Women in Tech” have … the whole of Team Colorless Diversity to fight for them. … I will not, cannot, use that privilege to reinforce and support problematic power structures. Instead I will use that privilege to raise the voices of the brown and black people that Colorless Diversity seems to gloss over.” –  #FFFFFF Diversity
  • “Your words help to frame your sense of empowerment and control. Furthermore, the words that you use create a feedback loop in your brain that impacts your future behaviors. For example, every time you tell yourself “I can’t”, you’re creating a feedback loop that is a reminder of your limitations. This terminology indicates that you’re forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do.” – A Scientific Guide to Saying No: How to Avoid Temptation, Distraction
  • “How we talk matters. A lot. It matters at work, at home, in life. The words we choose reflect and reinforce deep assumptions about what is normal and what is not, what is approved and what is not; what is valued and what is not.” – How we talk

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