CouchDB Weekly News, March 10, 2016

The 2016 Annual Apache CouchDB User Survey

Please help us make CouchDB better and take the 2016 Annual* Apache CouchDB User Survey now. (*First annual, that is.)

The CouchDB 2.0 Release Testing Plan

Interested in helping out with testing the upcoming Apache CouchDB 2.0 release and making sure it is as bug-free as possible? Review The CouchDB 2.0 Testing Release Plan.

PouchDB Google Groups

These PouchDB questions related to the Thali project (p2p Cordova-based sync library), have gone unanswered for quite sometime so if you’re available to dig in and help answer some, Nolan would definitely appreciate it!


Major Discussions

Proposal for a new and powerful “keymask” option in views (see thread)

If you haven’t yet read through this brief thread (it’s short and sweet!), check out the proposed use case for new keymask options in views.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

No public answer on Stack Overflow yet:

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!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “‘Social support is probably the most potent buffer we know of against stress,’ said Ronald Smith, a psychology professor and the director of the clinical psychology program at the UW. Conversely, suppressing one’s feelings have a range of negative effects. ‘Done habitually, it has negative effects on social relationship: You don’t get this same level of intimacy in a relationship, it underlies greater risk of getting anxiety or depressive disorder,’” Smith said. – The healing power of storytelling

  • “…whether you iron your socks every Tuesday, have a passion for collecting Harry Styles memorabilia or simply love a good old line dancing sesh, embrace it….You special little thing you.” – What’s your weird hobby? 9 celebs who have brilliantly bizarre ways to relax…

  • “Several studies show that workplace stress not only hurts our health. It also costs employers about $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, and other stress-related expenses.” – How to relieve stress at work

  • “You may think your bad posture is only affecting how tall you appear, but the scary truth is that it can affect both your physical and mental health.” – How Your Posture is Affecting Your Physical and Mental Health

  • “…step by step, these natural exercises below can help renew a sense of purpose and reinvigorate your attitude toward certain areas of your life.” – 10 All-Natural Ways You Can Begin To Ease The Symptoms Of Depression

… and also in the news

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