CouchDB Weekly News, July 28, 2016

Major Discussions

Starting 2.0 Release Candidates (see thread)

We are now at a point where we can start the CouchDB 2.0 release candidate phase, see the thread for more information on how you can help with testing the tarball.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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  • We have an infinite number of open contributor positions on CouchDB. Submit a pull request and join the project!
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We’d be happy to welcome you on board!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax! Something like a phenomena edition

  • “Summer is usually one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. After all, there is no better time to enjoy the outdoors and the sunshine. But summer also brings about a number of changes to our planet, from warming temperatures to dangerous thunderstorms to fireflies that flash in unison.” – These 10 natural phenomena happen every summer on our planet
  • “Over the weekend that just passed, US astronomers observed medium intensity solar eruptions on the sun, according to Descopera and the Dailymail. However, the phenomena investigated by the specialists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory are the most spectacular events of this type discovered this year. The events were classified as the most intense solar eruptions.” – Spectacular phenomena on the surface of the sun.
  • “It’s easy to get lost in cars and offices and grocery stores and forget that there’s a bigger, more beautiful world we don’t always get to see. But there’s stunning stuff happening every day, in some cases right outside your door. So let’s take a whirl through some of the most incredible, sometimes mind-boggling phenomena the Earth has to offer — along with a little of the science behind them.” – 25 of the coolest and most surreal natural phenomena on Earth
  • “Even some of the more mysterious phenomena have underlying explanations that are well-understood. We don’t know how there got to be more matter than antimatter in the Universe, but we know that the conditions we need for it — baryon number violation, out of equilibrium conditions and C and CP-violation — all exist. We don’t know what the nature of dark matter is, but its generic properties, where it’s located and how it clumps together is well-understood.” – Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What’s In The Universe?
  • “The phenomenon is known as the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and Aurora Australis in the Southern Hemisphere. The new timelapse footage also prompted fellow astronaut Scott Kelly — who spent a year in space aboard the ISS — to share his own memories overnight on Twitter of the aurora lights from space.” – Aurora lights captured in International Space Station timelapse

… and also in the news

Fauxton, the new CouchDB Dashboard

This is the second in a series of blog posts introducing the Apache CouchDB 2.0 release. Read part one: The Road to CouchDB 2.0 here. 

CouchDB 2.0 will ship with Fauxton, the new CouchDB web interface. Fauxton is a singlepage application to make managing CouchDB 2.0 as easy as possible. Some of Fauxton’s new features allow users to manage document conflicts, create and query Mango indexes, set up a new cluster, and many more (I don’t want to spoil all the fun before you try it). We have also improved the user experience for all the functionality previously supported in Futon.

Fauxton was started by Cloudant. They had the idea of building a very modular dashboard that could be used in Fauxton, and also be used for the Cloudant service. This has worked even better than originally anticipated. Fauxton’s modular design allows anyone to customise the build and select which features they want enabled, so it can be used in PouchDB-serverPouchDB InspectorAvanceDBand anywhere else where the CouchDB http protocol is supported. 

Originally we wrote Fauxton in Backbone.jsbut we have now transitioned it to React.js and FluxAt this point, there are only a few small components still built in Backbone. Changing to React has been a fantastic move, as we have found it easier to build out new functionality and we have improved the stability of Fauxton by significantly increasing the test coverage at the same time.

We have some exciting plans for Fauxton as we continue to develop it past CouchDB 2.0. There’s a new replication interface (that might land in time for 2.0). We have a new tabular design planned that will unify the look of Fauxton and give a bit more space for some of the more complex interfaces. We will also be doing plenty of internal improvements to the codebase, CSS, and user experience as we go.

If you would like to try out Fauxton, download the latest RC, navigate to Or you can npm install fauxton.

Fauxton wouldn’t have shipped without the amazing contributions of many developers, designers and testersThank you for all your hard work.


Garren Smith is the founder of Red Comet Labs and an Apache CouchDB PMC member.

You can download the latest release candidate from Files with -RC in their name a special release candidate tags, and the files with the git hash in their name are builds off of every commit to CouchDB master.

We are inviting the community to thoroughly test their applications with CouchDB 2.0 release candidates. See the testing and setup instructions for more details.