CouchDB Weekly News, October 29, 2015

Major Discussions

CouchDB / NoSQL Benchmarking (see thread)

A CouchDB user created a tool for benchmarking and would like some feedback from the community. The github project can be found here.

Sharing CommonJS modules across design documents / databases? (see thread)

Considering storage for modules, a user wants to know if he has to duplicate the library across all design documents and databases needing it.

Question about replication. (see thread)

A user describes a scenario for CouchDB replication and wants to know, if to expect conflicts and how to prevent those: “I want to make a one-time replication from instance B to A, (after review) so that all documents, modified at B be replicated to A, overwriting modifications made meanwhile at A.” The answer is here.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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We’d be happy to welcome you on board!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

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  • “One way to address the lack of diversity in tech is to expose kids to computer science as early as possible.” – New website showcases profiles of people of color working in tech
  • “These fleeting online occurrences can make an already difficult grieving process even more complicated and bizarre—mainly because it’s more difficult than you might expect to decide, finally, what to make of these things, or what to do about them. My Street View discovery was the best, but it was also the worst. ” – The Ghosts in Our Machines
  • “An article will contain a narrative about the event that is currently occurring but also will contain more evergreen information such as background context, key players, etc. But the reliance on the form of the article as the atomic unit of news means that all of that information has essentially been treated as ephemeral. ” – The Future of News is not an article
  • “Daniel Craig is the Bond we deserve, a Bond who takes seriously the job of embodying a savage yearning for a lost fantasy of the 1950s. It is about masculinity, yes, but also about Britishness, about whiteness and about heterosexuality, about the loss of certainty in all of these in a changing world.” – The tragedy of James Bond

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