CouchDB Weekly News, November 19, 2015

Major Discussions

Maintain the Advocate Hub (see thread)

The Advocate Hub is an advocate marketing programme that has proven to be very beneficial to the CouchDB community. With a reward system, it is used to communally advocate CouchDB and encourage people to participate in the collective effort of spreading the word about CouchDB. But, just as everything in Open Source, it doesn’t run on its own. The AH needs a minimum of regular activities per week to engage people. Noah has done a terrific job by introducing this amazing tool and in maintaining it for a long period.

Now it needs people prepared to responsibly take over this valuable and enjoyable task, so the Advocate Hub can remain a place of advocacy for CouchDB! A call for volunteers!

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet (Stack Overflow):

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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no public answer yet (Stack Overflow):

For more new questions and answers about CouchDB, see these search results and about PouchDB, see these.

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!
  • Do you want to help us with the work on the new CouchDB website? Get in touch on our new website mailing list and join the website team! –
  • The CouchDB advocate marketing programme is just getting started. Join us in CouchDB’s Advocate Hub!
  • 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!


  • [Cancelled] November 24, Hamburg, Germany: CouchDB Meetup

Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “Underrated: Mastering the fundamentals. I’ve been guilty of jumping at the latest tactic or strategy, just like everyone else. We fool ourselves into thinking that a new tactic will change the fact that we need to do the work. There really isn’t much of a secret to most things.” – 10 overrated beliefs about life that might be hurting your success
  • “Standard practice (Pessimistic Merging, or PM) is to wait until CI is done, then do a code review, then test the patch on a branch, and then provide feedback to the author. The author can then fix the patch and the test/review cycle starts again. At this stage the maintainer can (and often does) make value judgments such as ‘I don’t like how you do this’ or ‘this doesn’t fit with our project vision.’” –“Why Optimistic Merging Works Better”
  • “I think the most important thing, the way that you can really help people whose voices need to be heard, is to amplify them. I do a book tour for this book, it’s just going to be lists of books that people should read that have gay protagonists. I am much more interested in that than promoting my own book.” – ‘The Inside of Out’ tackles privilege run amuck and the trouble with ‘straight saviors’
  • “I love the fact that the kind of cheese-helmets who feel the need to question the concept of International Women’s Day don’t even know there is already a day for men (an official one, rather than the regular days where they get more pay and power and privilege)” – Relax, guys – it’s International Men’s Day (the official one)
  • “The preoccupation with descriptors ubiquitously associated with womanhood fails to acknowledge many trans people who do not identify as women or do not visibly pass as women in the ways cis-normative society dictates. This crucial oversight results in spaces that are largely unaware of trans experiences and access concerns like confirming pronouns or providing gender neutral washrooms.” – Calling all Ladies, Dames and Fems: How Inclusive Spaces In Tech Harm the Communities Most in Need
  • “None of the classic questions of philosophy are beyond a seven-year-old’s understanding. If God exists, why do bad things happen? How do you know there’s still a world on the other side of that closed door? Are we just made of material stuff that will turn into mud when we die? If you could get away with killing and robbing people just for fun, would you? The questions are natural. It’s the answers that are hard.” – Cheeseburger ethics

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