CouchDB Weekly News, April 21, 2016

Releases

PouchDB 5.3.2 is released, with some bugfixes for replication, ajax, and integration with Cordova SQLite. See the CHANGELOG for more.

Major Discussions

Nolan Lawson elected as CouchDB committer (see thread)

As you will see below, the CouchDB Project Management Committee has elected Nolan Lawson as a CouchDB committer. Welcome and congrats Nolan!

On dependency management and CI issues associated with it (see thread)

In this discussion Ilya Khlopotov has suggested some potential changes to the workflow to account for CI failures and other issues with outdated dependencies. Other folks have chimed in with responses so it’s a thread worth reviewing.

Admin party considered harmful (see thread)

Here’s a whole discussion posed by Paul Hammant on whether admin party is “considered harmful” or not.

Closing in on 2.0 (see thread)

Only two issues remain in the way of CouchDB 2.0 being released and we need your help to solve them. The plan is to release a CouchDB 2.0.0 RC1 when the two issues above are resolved and do the blocking docs issues, Windows and Mac builds etc. during the RC timeframe.

Adam Kocoloski is now an IBM Fellow (see thread)

Adam made IBM Fellow! He’s now one of only 267-ish individuals who’ve been awarded this honour for their contributions to IBM and computing in general. Be sure to congratulate him when you get the chance.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • couchmagick 2.3.0 (Node) – Couchmagick runs ImageMagicks convert on CouchDB documents.
  • jsonobject-couchdbkit 0.7.4.0 (Python) – a fork of couchdbkit that replaces couchdbkit.schema with a thin wrapper around jsonobject (which was, incidentally, written as a way faster replacement for couchdbkit.schema.)
  • node-couchdb 1.1.0 (Node) – ES2015-compatible package to interact with CouchDB
  • spicy-action 6.2.0 (Node) – Web proxy for CouchDB and others, plus Socket.IO relay

PouchDB

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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! – www@couchdb.apache.org
  • 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 l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to welcome you on board!

New Committer

  • Nolan Lawson (IRC nick: nolanlawson, Twitter: nolanlawson) has been elected as a CouchDB committer. Welcome to CouchDB, Nolan!

Events

Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “Look at this baby polar bear. Look at her and have your heart melt at the sight of her. Look at how excited she is to meet a traffic cone in her playground. Her name is Nora, and she made her public debut at the Columbus Zoo on Friday.” – Sit back, relax and watch this baby polar bear play with a traffic cone
  • “‘There is a saying about wine that I really like and it’s something like this, ‘The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love and the third glass is about mayhem.’ I really wanted to see it for myself if that affirmation was in fact true.’” – Viral photos capture how people relax after 1, 2 and 3 glasses of wine
  • “At 4:00am this morning, Adult Swim aired a brand new piece of delightful weirdness from comedian Joe Pera called Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep, and if you’re looking for 11 minutes of relaxing, stress-free reflections on Stephen Hawking, fireworks, pretzels, The Snack Belt, barns, how insignificant we all are in this vast universe, and getting turned down by women, Pera is here to chat about ‘anything that will help relax you into sleep and keep your mind off of the day-to-day worries that make you anxious, like remembering to refill the ice cube trays and race relations.’” – Calm Down to the Soothing Sounds of ‘Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep’
  • “You know what a bicycle looks like… right? Two wheels, handlebars, pedals, some crossbars. But get a piece of paper and try to draw one exactly, you might be surprised at the results. Even for people who ride bikes regularly, it can be very hard to remember exactly how all of the parts fit together. (Not convinced? Go ahead and try drawing one from memory now — no googling.)” – The strange, hilarious pictures you get when you ask random people to draw a bicycle
  • “The result is more failed chicken dance than Saturday Night Fever (1977), though, as it quickly becomes apparent that trying to get Wobble Man’s Jell-O-like body to match whatever pose you’re assigned is somewhat like trying to herd cats. His body parts just do not want to listen, and he moves like a dancer that’s half-forgotten his choreography and is trying to figure it out on the fly by copying his neighbors. Also, if you lift him up by his feet, he apparently has anti-gravity powers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯” – Hilarious new game gives yoga the QWOP treatment
  • “Mental blocks and creative ruts are the WORST, and sadly inevitable. There are countless apps that promise to help you get your productivity back on track, but nondigital activities can work just as well for giving your brain a break and restoring your mental acuity. As a fierce quartet of philosophers once said: ‘Free your mind and the rest will follow.’” – 5 Non-Apps To Boost Your Productivity

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CouchDB Weekly News, April 14, 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

On dependency management and CI issues associated with it (see thread)

In this discussion Ilya Khlopotov has suggested some potential changes to the workflow to account for CI failures and other issues with outdated dependencies. Other folks have chimed in with responses so it’s a thread worth reviewing.

[Proposal] Change etag calculation (see thread)

Garren Smith is proposing that the etag is generated from the body of the response (typically the document), _rev and attachments for consistency and to account for the fact that the etag would change when a document has changed.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

PouchDB

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

  • CCouchConnect – This is a simple PHP CouchDB cURL Wrapper, for basic CRUD commands in CouchDB.
  • couch-box – Asymmetric encrypted CouchDB documents, powered by NaCl’s curve25519-xsalsa20-poly1305.

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

  • noteme – a clone of OSX’s Notes app for Ubuntu and Windows, using PouchDB and Electron

Stack Overflow:

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! – www@couchdb.apache.org
  • 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 l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to welcome you on board!

Events

Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “The GIF goes from a triangle to a square to a pentagon, hexagon and finally octagon before collapsing back in on itself and starting again to help you reach your moment of Zen. Sometimes that nice, deep breath is all you need to get refreshed and right back to work.” – Watch the soothing GIF that will help you relax in minutes
  • “While it may be counterintuitive to look to the Internet for inner peace and relaxation, the growing popularity of ASMR and online fitness content proves viewers are using the web to better their physical and mental health. The medical community cites many potential health benefits from a regular meditation practice, such as anxiety relief, or reducing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.” – 5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube
  • “…living in such a connected world, we might have a hard time setting down our phones or otherwise pressing pause. The good news is that our phones can give us a brief sense of relief, too — a little bit of hand-held solace through relaxation and mood-lifting apps aimed toward improving our stress levels.” – Relax with an app: A handy set of hand-held tools to help you breathe
  • “This is amazing at wasting time, and sure to get a few chuckles based on how absurd some images are in their Wikihow articles. It’s quite hard, given that the images tend make approximately 0 sense…” – This Stupidly Hilarious Game Asks You To Guess Wikihow Pages Based On An Image From It
  • “The first time you meet someone, your first thought isn’t ‘How do they function?’ it’s ‘How do they make me feel?’ And when you’re asked about that person later, you describe their personality: ‘She’s relaxed, smart, witty. She makes me laugh.’” – The Future of Design is Emotional

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