CouchDB Weekly News, March 9, 2017


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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PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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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!

  • “Imagine waking up, instead of to the blaring screech of an alarm, to the calming trill of a Scarlet Tanager, or the distant rhythmic tapping of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. It’s now possible with the Dawn Chorus app from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.” – Wake up with Dawn Chorus, an alarm app that uses soothing bird sounds
  • “Deep sleep is critical to maintaining a robust memory, but both decline with age. A small new study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that one easy way for older adults to get deeper sleep and stronger memories is to listen to a certain soothing sound called ‘pink noise’—a mix of high and low frequencies that sounds more balanced and natural than its better-known cousin, ‘white noise.’” – The Sound of ‘Pink Noise’ Improves Sleep and Memory
  • “What’s strange, though, is that the sleep schedule we were trying so hard to re-create is a relatively new invention: of all the elements that make up what we consider the natural or normal way to sleep, not one of them seems to have been in force at any time anywhere before around 1800 in Europe and North America. This is worth reiterating: virtually nothing about our standard model of sleep existed as we know it two centuries ago, including the ideal of eight hours of unbroken sleep.” – Sleeping Through the Night Is a Relatively New Invention
  • “Without stress we would blissfully roast our hands against a hot stove, or lop our way into on-coming traffic where smiling motorists would mow us down.  We owe our lives to stress.   When stress is properly applied to our bodies it saves our lives.  We yank our hands away from hot stoves, leap in panicked jerks out of the path of on-coming traffic as the freak-out motorist careens wildly through traffic to avoid us.  Yes, stress is an important part of our survival.  But what about when stress is misused, misinterpreted, or misdirected by our bodies (did I miss any “misses”?)  The same reflexes designed to preserve our fleshy behinds turns on our bodies like a jilted ex-lover.” – When You Understand Stress You Can Manage It

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