CouchDB Weekly News, March 17, 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.


  • Clusers version 1.1.0 is now available. This release shifts from a single form for admin credentials and new user info into the more familiar “login first” pattern. Error and success information has also been better-ized!

Major Discussions

Drupal + CouchDB (see thread)

Tim Millwood proposed a blog post discussing the current work being done to expose CouchDB compatible endpoints from Drupal (the PHP based CMS), to replicate content between Drupal sites using the protocol.

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

Use Case:

no public answer 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!

  • “As the children formed a circle, Wade asked the 5-year-olds to think about ‘anything happening at home, or at school, that’s a problem, that you want to share.’ He repeated his invitation twice, in a lulling voice, until a small, round-faced boy in a white shirt and blue cardigan raised his hand. Blinking back tears, he whispered, ‘My mom does not like me.’ The problem, he said, was that he played too much on his mother’s iPhone. ‘She screams me out every day,’ he added, sounding wretched.” – Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?
  • “According to psychotherapist Ali Miller, MFT, our world is ‘fast-paced, competitive and doesn’t value rest or relaxation as much as productivity and consumption. Of course, it’s hard to relax.’ But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It helps to have some tools — like the ones below.” – When You Can’t Relax: 7 Tips to Try
  • “If your boss is driving you crazy, or you’re fighting with a family member, or things aren’t going so well with your significant other – you’re not alone. Sometimes we just need well-spent time to ourselves to unwind and de-stress. Breathe. There’s an answer.” – 6 activities guaranteed to relax even the most stressed-out Vancouverite
  • “Do you ever get so angry you just want to smash something? Well, now you can. One savvy Melbourne entrepreneur has set up the Break Room. In a cafe space in Brunswick, draped with plastic sheeting, visitors are given a baseball bat, a tub of crockery and they are allowed to cut loose.” – Smash away your stress
  • “Stress can be emotional, physical or psychological, but our body responds in a similar way: heart rate and blood pressure increases, and mental alertness is enhanced. Consequently, it’s perhaps strange to think that deliberately stressing our body with a workout could improve our ability to handle other types of stress.” – Can You ‘Stress-Proof Yourself with Exercise?

… and also in the news

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