CouchDB Weekly News, June 16, 2016


  • PouchDB 5.4.4 is out, with bugfixes for custom builds! The site also has a hot new redesign thanks to Nick Colley!

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • cbox 0.3.0 (Node) — Maps file directories to CouchDB databases
  • couch-provider 1.0.0 (Node) — Provide the implementation for different request methos to couchdb server. It implements, POST, GET, DELETE, PUT methods for documents and views.
  • couchdb-global-changes-stream 1.0.0 (Node) — Multiplexed persisted global couchdb changes stream across all databases.
  • couchdb-transactions 1.0.0 (Node) — CouchDB all or nothing transactions without deps
  • spicy-action 6.4.0 (Node) – HTTP(S) proxy & Socket.IO relay for CouchDB and others
  • txn 1.2.0 (Node) — Process and update CouchDB data in atomic, all-or-nothing transactions


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

  • — developed in Polymer and hosted by a CouchDB database in Cloudant.

Stack Overflow:

no public answer 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!

  • “You already know that going for a walk and looking at trees are good tools for reducing stress. Ideally, you should be walking underneath those trees to get rid of the most stress. New research out of University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and University of Hong Kong confirms that advice – and they didn’t even take people outside.” – Scientists Now Know How Many Trees You Need to See to Relax
  • “According to a February 2016 study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the cure to stress could be supporting and encouraging our coworkers more. In this study, it’s found that those who verbalize support of their coworkers had decreased levels of stress and increased job satisfaction. It turns out that giving encouragement and support was even more beneficial to individuals than receiving it.” – Want To Decrease Your Stress At Work? Encourage Your Coworkers
  • “People who are high in openness to experience are imaginative, curious, insightful, artistic, clever, and inventive. In my own research, I’ve found that openness to experience is the single best predictor of creative achievement.” – Relaxation Benefits Introverts More Than Extraverts in Boosting Creativity
  • “The Souls games are at their core based on repetition. We explore, we die, and we explore the same area again. Enemies and traps and surprises are all exactly where they were before, nothing changes, so we’ll never be surprised by the same ambush twice unless we forget that it’s there. We’re meant to get complacent, bored even. This is baked into the core of the design.” – The Soothing Terror of ‘Dark Souls’
  • “Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.” – Calming Your Brain During Conflict
  • “…stress causes the brain to secrete a chemical called noradrenaline. The brain doesn’t perform at its best with too little or too much of this chemical. But ‘there’s a sweet spot in the middle where if you have just the right amount, the goldilocks zone of noradrenaline, that acts like the best brain-tuner.’” – There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

… and also in the news

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