CouchDB Weekly News, May 5, 2016

Major Discussions

CouchDB and Kubernetes (see thread)

Adam Kocoloski is looking into how we might best deploy a CouchDB 2.0 cluster in a container environment, and has proposed putting together a proof of concept to use the Kubernetes project design.

npm fauxton (see thread)

Michelle Phung has updated the npm fauxton release to version 1.1.3! The rest is just conversational troubleshooting.

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:

  • alwaysdata, Shared servers: three new developments

no public answer on Stack Overflow yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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! –
  • 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!

  • “Pop on some headphones and soak in the sounds of the Force-rich planet’s flora and fauna. Jubba bird calls mix with the steady trickle of flowing water and croaking amphibians. Recede into the fog with the echoes of chirps and splashes. You can practically smell the smoke from the small fire inside Yoda’s hut.” – 94 Minutes on Dagobah Is Basically a Relaxation Tape for Star Wars Nerds
  • “If there’s one thing that can be said of buzzwords, it’s that they almost always fall by the wayside in the end. Yet in the field of mental health, one buzzword has survived the best efforts of critics and naysayers – ‘mindfulness.’” – Relax – there’s new evidence that mindfulness actually works
  • “Plunging over a mile deeper than the 29,029 feet high peak of Mount Everest, the trench is home to some of the weirdest creatures we’ve ever seen. Right nearby, on a ridge called the Enigma Seamount, is where researchers found this beautiful, spider-like jellyfish 2.3 miles below the surface.” – Watch This Soothing Deep Sea Jellyfish Swim
  • “Owen Harris and Niki Smit’s Deep VR experience requires some set-up, beyond just strapping on a virtual reality headset. Participants also wear a device around their diaphragm that tracks their breathing; this device serves as the “controller,” because only the use of deep breathing techniques will allow them to progress forward in Deep.” – Deep, a Meditative Virtual Reality Experience, Teaches Breathing Techniques & Relaxation
  • “No matter how digitally interconnected the world gets, cargo ships will always be necessary. The ocean will always separate the continents, so ships will always be needed to move physical goods, and the University of London’s Energy Institute has created a gorgeous visualization of their movements and carbon footprint.” – Soothing Visualization Shows How Many Thousands of Cargo Ships Travel the Sea
  • “Well, after a 17-year incubation period spent underground, cicada’s in 2016 are set to emerge and greet the world for the first time. And not wanting any cicada to feel out of the loop or likely to make some embarrassing social faux-pas at a party, Oliver took it upon himself to let these hibernating cicada’s know what life is like in the present day.” – John Oliver recaps 17 years of pop culture history in hilarious new video

… and also in the news

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