CouchDB Weekly News, March 30, 2017

Major Discussions

Stabilizing our automated builds – help needed! (see thread)

The team working on improving the CI workflows had their first all-platform Jenkins pass on Monday! All 12 (well, 10, 2 combinations are skipped) test platforms succeeded. But more help is needed, especially from Erlang folks.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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!

  • “In it, a claymation person with a bulbous, almost baboon-like ass lolls in a seductive moment, whispering soft affirmations directly to you. They lovingly sketch your face through the computer screen, glancing upward and making the sort of direct eye contact that forces you to at first look away, then gaze back, deeply. You feel known by this stranger.” – This short, creepy video is pure, undiluted internet weirdness
  • “Anxiety is something we all experience, to a greater or lesser extent. Whether it’s as stressful as a job interview or relationship break-up, or as everyday as arranging a delivery or sorting out a phone bill, it’s easy to let worries eat away at us. These quotes, from writers, thinkers and visionaries – might help take your heart rate down.” – 15 calming quotes to put everyday worries in perspective
  • “Aromatherapy is as old as nature itself, but humans have been using the art and science of aromatherapy therapeutically for at least 6000 years. There is plenty of archaeological evidence to suggest that aromatherapy oils were regularly used in the ancient temples of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Our ancient ancestors must have observed that the scents of flowers, trees and other plants had an impact on their stress levels, anxiety, sleep, mood, pain and more.” – Aromatherapy for Beginners: Scents to Uplift, Balance and Calm
  • “The trouble starts in elementary school. Most very young kids are horizontal breathers, says Vranich. When they inhale, it looks like there’s a balloon in their bellies — air enters and expands the biggest part of their lungs. But once in the classroom, they pick up the bad posture that comes with sitting all day. And slumping crushes your diaphragm muscle and blocks the lower lungs from expanding.” – 3 Breathing Techniques That Will Help You Feel Less Stressed ASAP
  • “The idea of producing ambient melodies by slowing down a piece of music is old hat by this point. Remember how Justin Bieber’s “Baby” sounded like Sigur Rós when slowed down by 800 percent? Well, whether it be the Windows 95, 98, 2000, or XP theme, the results all sound like the sunnier sides of a Stars Of The Lid or Dead Texan drone. That said, check out the shadow that blankets the Windows 2000 version around the two-minute mark. This thing’s got layers.” – Let’s listen to some remarkably soothing, slowed-down Windows start-up sounds

… and also in the news

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