CouchDB Weekly News, April 7, 2016

Results of the 2016 Apache CouchDB Survey

The responses from the 2016 survey on CouchDB have been collected and sorted and you can review the executive summary of responses, as well as the raw collected data. Many thanks to Simone Haas and Jan Lehnardt for their fantastic work on this!

Major Discussions

It’s been a great ride. Today I’m moving to MongoDB (see thread)

The thread in which our VP, Jan Lehnardt, has all of the April Fools Jokes. Have a good laugh if you’ve not yet read this thread.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • couchapp 1.0.2 (Python) – CouchApp is a set of scripts and a jQuery plugin designed to bring clarity and order to the freedom of CouchDB’s document-based approach.
  • couchdb-iterator 2.0.2 (Node) – A fast and easy to ease CouchDB iterator for views and all documents.
  • couchtool 0.1.0 (Node) – couchtool is a simple backup/restore tool for Apache CouchDB and databases compatible with its API.
  • couchtransform 1.0.0 (Node) – CouchDB utility to perform mass transformations of documents
  • cloudant-user 1.0.0 (Node) – Helper module to use standard CouchDB _users db on a Cloudant db
  • ddocs 1.0.0 (Node) – deploys CouchDB design documents, designed to be a part of a CI flow
  • kazana-bootstrap 2.2.0 (Node) – Kazana core module to bootstrap all things CouchDB
  • node-couchdb 0.5.0 (Node) – node.js package to interact with CouchDB using ETags and your favorite cache layer (memcached, fs, memory, etc)
  • superlogin 0.6.0 (Node) – Powerful authentication for APIs and single page apps using the CouchDB ecosystem which supports a variety of providers.


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

  • couchdb-force – Update documents in CouchDB without having to fetch them.

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

  • rekord-pouchdb – A rekord binding to PouchDB – implementing,, &

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!

  • “We’re a nation of procrastinators—or so it seems (judging, for one thing, by the plethora of advice meant to help us kick that habit, like these articles at the right). But here’s the funny thing: There are plenty of good behaviors that we rarely put off doing.” – Relax, You Actually Procrastinate Much Less Than You Think
  • “PARIS – The City of Lights is a visual feast, from theSeine below, to the sidewalk cafes, to the mansard roofs overhead. The wandering eye lands on works of art at every turn: sculptures, bridges, fountains, Space Invaders. Wait, what?” – Space Invaders: Delightful mosaics left by elusive Paris street artist
  • “Ah! April is finally here, and not only does it bring us spring, new blooms and beautiful weather, it also brings us Stress Awareness Month.” – Take time to relax: April is Stress Awareness Month
  • “Although yoga, meditation and mindfulness are some of the most ancient health practices out there, thanks to technology we can incorporate them easily into our modern lives. There are a number of apps you can download to your smartphone or tablet that are designed to help you focus, re-center, relax — even get a quick yoga practice in — any time of day, no matter where you are.” – Learn How To Relax and Let Go With These 5 Mind/Body Apps
  • “What makes this video so funny is how light hearted it painted the latest Star Wars adventures to be. Billed as a space opera, things are generally rather grim in the franchise, including a handful of death and despair. Ignoring the tragedy that is Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the franchise has always contained a fair amount of darkness.” – The Force Awakens as a 90’s Sitcom is Surprisingly Delightful

… and also in the news


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