CouchDB Weekly News, June 23, 2016


Major Discussions

154 million voter records (see thread)

The good news is CouchDB was in the news. The bad news is hackers breached this particular database.

2.0 & Windows: status update (see thread)

Joan Touzet provides an update on status of the CouchDB 2.0 port to Microsoft Windows.

Extra reference in a commit message (see thread

Ilya Khlopotov inquires as to whether adding a second reference in a commit message could help avoid having multiple tickets opened for the same problem when bug tracking.

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:

  • Potato: an open sourced Slack clone built on CouchDB!

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!

New Committer

  • Nick Vatamaniuc (IRC nick: vatamane, Apache ID: vatamane) has been elected as a CouchDB committer. Welcome to CouchDB, Nick!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax! The “oddly soothing” edition

  • “Need a brief diversion from the workday? Let this drone video of New York City provide a few minutes of pleasant distraction. Set to the soundtrack of Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Sky’s the Limit,’ the video is rather lovely and calming…” – This Drone Video of New York City Is Oddly Soothing
  • “Ronald Pothier is a potter from Quebec and his soothing teapot tutorial is exactly what you need on a stressful day. Not only is it mesmerizing to watch spinning clay, Pothier’s voice is probably the most calming sound in the world.” – This stoneware pottery tutorial is oddly soothing
  • “I watch these videos every morning. Except for parts 6 and 7–those belong to a brief, experimental phase in the Priwitzer catalog and most hardcore fans agree that they can be ignored by those who are new to his work. Part 13 is straight garbage.” – Watch these oddly soothing Unimog videos
  • “Shepherding is, at its core, moving sheep from one spot to another, so it doesn’t really make for compelling footage. Still, there’s something deeply satisfying about this video showing aerial footage of just that. The music obviously helps, but even if you watch it on mute, it’s pretty relaxing to see this massive blob of sheep sort of hold formation as it’s funneled through a fence. I’m not even high right now!” – Birds eye views of sheep being herded is oddly soothing
  • “The sun, as explains, is really just like a giant ocean, ebbing and flowing in a normal pattern, only it’s on fire. Unlike the Earth, the sun is not a solid ball, but closer to fluid. When its “magnetic field lines” get too wound up, they snap (much like humans apparently), causing solar flares that send charged particles around space. It may sound like an intense experience, but trust us, watching it in action could double as meditation.” – Watching The Magnetic Activity Of The Sun Is Oddly Soothing
  • “If you’re in the mood for something cute, we recommend turning your attention to this video of a baby tortoise enjoying applesauce for the very first time. This tiny little fella is named Herman and though he seems a bit skeptical at first, he soon realizes how delicious applesauce is, and starts taking huge bites.” – Watching a Baby Tortoise Eat Applesauce Is Oddly Soothing 🍎🐢

… and also in the news

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