CouchDB Weekly News, October 21, 2015

Major Discussions

EUnit Tests (see thread)

Update by Nick Vatamaniuc: “With the help of Maria Andersson, Alexander Shorin and other team members … tests for 2.0 master are now consistently passing on Travis.” A step further to a 2.0 release.

Fauxton Windows developer question (see thread)

For working with the Gruntfile and considering to open a Makefile for certain tasks, Robert is asking for feedback of Windows Fauxton developers: “Do Makefiles run in your Windows dev environment (e.g. via git shell et. al.) or would a make based build for Fauxton exclude you?”

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

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New PMC Member

  • Michelle Phung (IRC nick: michellep) joins the Apache CouchDB Project Management Committee today. Michelle has made outstanding contributions to the project. Welcome to the Couch, Michelle!
  • Garren Smith (IRC nick: garren, Twitter: @GarrenSmith) also joins the Apache CouchDB Project Management Committee. Thank you, Garren, for many sustained and likewise outstanding contributions to CouchDB!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “People were listening to them on Sony Walkman portable cassette players. The Apple IIGS was hot shit. No cell phones. No Internet. Tim Berners-Lee was just developing its early foundations at CERN.” – Back To The Future? We’re Already There.
  • “On Monday, the tech company nominated two women to its board: Sandra Peterson, worldwide chairman at Johnson & Johnson, and Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology officer at Cisco.” – Microsoft Just Took A Step Toward Actual Gender Diversity
  • “Just as a spelling and grammar checker underlines suspect words and phrases while you are typing, Textio’s web-based text composer highlights problematic snippets that hurt a job description, such as a hackneyed word like “synergy,” and proposes alternatives.” – How Artificial Intelligence is Finding Gender Bias At Work
  • “In some ways, when it comes to bullying, the Internet has made the world more rural. Before the Internet, bullying ended when you withdrew from whatever environment you were in. But now, the bullying dynamic is harder to contain and harder to ignore.” – How the Internet Has Changed Bullying
  • “Dr. Shannon analyzed three different kinds of DNA, Dr. Boyko said, the first time this has been done for such a large and diverse group of dogs, more than 4,500 dogs of 161 breeds and 549 village dogs from 38 countries. That allowed the researchers to determine which geographic groups of modern dogs were closest to ancestral populations genetically. And that led them to Central Asia as the place of origin” – 15,000 Years Ago, Probably in Asia, the Dog Was Born
  • “Despite all of the disturbing tactics we’ve learned about from the NSA and their partners at the GCHQ in the past two years, our digital rights is unquestionably more protected than it was when the leaks started. And with the coming court cases over the next year or two, the seismic shift will undoubtedly continue to occur. ” – The Snowden effect: new privacy wins await after data transfer ruling
  • “the idea that choice is bad for us flies in the face of what we’ve been told for decades. The standard line is that choice is good for us, that it confers on us freedom, personal responsibility, self-determination, autonomy and lots of other things that don’t help when you’re standing before a towering aisle of water bottles, paralysed and increasingly dehydrated, unable to choose.” – Why too much choice is stressing us out
  • “You’re pregnant! That’s amazing. Did you plan it? Are you going to carry on working? So you’re going to be a stay at home Mum, huh? A housekeeper? Yeah they say it’s a ‘full time job.’ You’re having a kid but you’re going to carry on with your career? Yeah, good luck with that. How can you abandon your children and let someone else raise them while you carry on working? People shouldn’t have kids if they can’t care for them.” – This Woman’s Facebook Post Perfectly Nails The Microaggressions Women Face On A Daily Basis

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