CouchDB Weekly News, May 11, 2017

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Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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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

  • Jonathan Hall (Apache ID: flimzy, IRC nick: flimzy) has been elected as a CouchDB committer. Welcome to CouchDB, Jonathan!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax with nature facts

  • “Just when you think nature can’t get any weirder, you see a video a clam doggedly burying itself in the sand before squirting a jet of inky black water out of a rubbery little hole in its body.” – Weird video of a squirting clam proves nature needs to be stopped
  • “To LeHoullier, what’s in the name of an heirloom tomato is a fascinating history of the conscientious gardeners who passed seeds through succeeding generations. He compares this to six degrees of separation: If any link in the chain had been broken, these tomatoes, cherished relics of the gardening world, would have been lost for all time.” – The epic stories behind 6 heirloom tomatoes
  • “Under the microscope, ivory reveals its molecular structure: a three-dimensional collagen scaffolding filled with hydroxyl apatite minerals and water. Vollrath aimed to understand this distinct makeup well enough to improve upon the plastic-based substitutes that currently exist with a truly ‘biologically inspired’ replica. ‘We’re still struggling to understand why it’s such a tough material.’” – Appalled by the Illegal Trade in Elephant Ivory, a Biologist Decided to Make His Own
  • “Lava lakes on Earth are vast cauldrons of molten rock that you should definitely not throw your trash into. But as terrifyingly impressive as terrestrial lava lakes are, they have absolutely nothing on Loki Patera. Located on Jupiter’s moon Io, this lava lake is 127 miles across and covers over 8,300 square miles—that’s larger than Lake Ontario.” – We just got an up-close look at the largest lava lake in the solar system
  • “At first, explorers thought that the color came from red algae, a report from Science Alert said. Eventually, scientists figured out that the iron-rich salty water (brine) was responsible for the color. When the iron comes into contact with air, it oxidizes and transforms into red, just like rust. No one knows where the Blood Falls water came from, though.” – ‘Blood Falls’: Solving the Mystery of Antartica’s Eeriest Waterfalls

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