CouchDB Weekly News, December 03, 2015

Major Discussions

License Certificate for JetBrains RubyMine

Most kindly JetBrains will hand out an OpenSource license for RubyMine IDE to everyone actively contributing or committing to CouchDB. If you are interested reach out to Andy ( andywenk@apache.org ). Thank you JetBrains!

Deprecate global functions in query server (see thread)

In response to a preceding issue, on the dev@ mailing list it is being discussed, whether and how to reduce functions in the global context for PouchDB. To simplify writing unit tests for views, or to avoid trouble with other methods, it was suggested to “deprecate their usage as global in 2.0 and add one more argument for each design function …”

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

PouchDB

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 (Stack Overflow):

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! – www@couchdb.apache.org
  • 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 l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to welcome you on board!

Events

Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “Despite this long record of failure, AGI must be possible. And that is because of a deep property of the laws of physics, namely theuniversality of computation. This entails that everything that the laws of physics require a physical object to do can, in principle, be emulated in arbitrarily fine detail by some program on a general-purpose computer, provided it is given enough time and memory. The first people to guess this and to grapple with its ramifications were the 19th-century mathematician Charles Babbage and his assistant Ada, Countess of Lovelace.” – The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What’s holding us up?
  • [Podcast] “Rebecca Miller Webster created Write Speak Code for herself. She wanted a space that would encourage her to write more, speak more, and contribute to open source more. And in the process of creating that space for others, she grew herself, both as a person and a developer. In this interview, she talks about her experience putting on this conference and how it’s helped many others take bigger steps in their coding journeys.” – Codenewbie “Write Speak Code with Rebecca Miller Webster”
  • “Saying you want to ‘fix’ diversity is like saying you want to ‘fix’ product. These are not simple, discrete tasks. If we could write a quick blog post that solved all the problems of diversity in tech, then we’d probably be millionaires.” – Want to Fix Diversity at Your Company?
  • “In other words, gender on Twitter is determined by behaviors and interests. Though I usually speak to other women on Twitter, my follower ratio is said to be 77% male, though this is probably because my followers are interested in technology, and Twitter is presumably assigning that as a male interest.” – Your Twitter Gender Is Probably Male, Even If You’re Female
  • “Because when a dark future seems all but inevitable, hoping for better seems like setting yourself up to get hurt. But the nature of utopia – the very meaning of the word – is that it is “no place”. The journey is more important than the destination, but without a destination in mind there is no journey.” – Utopia now: why there’s never been a more urgent time to dream of a better world
  • “I want to make this absolutely clear; if you are running a woman in tech event because you care about gender diversity, you either have to explicitly state non-binary people are welcome or explain why they are not.” – On being non-binary in tech

… and also in the news

CouchDB Weekly News, 27 November 2015

Major Discussions

Professional Services (see thread)

New wiki: A list of companies that offer help around Apache CouchDB.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

PouchDB

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

  • [Announcement] CFP open ApacheCon North America. Submissions for big data and all other topics. Dates: Vancouver, Canada, May 9-13th, 2016

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet (Stack Overflow):

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Stack Overflow (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! – www@couchdb.apache.org
  • 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 l10n@couchdb.apache.org or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to welcome you on board!

Events

Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “I’ve been in groups where I’m the only woman and a man has used a swear word and then apologised to me. Not to any of the men surrounding us, but just to me: it seems that these men think they can use profanities around other men but not around me. Why?” – Guys and Girls: Does Your Language Exclude People?
  • “Become better allies to women of color in tech.…It’s going to ta every single of us.…all of us work to be a little more intersectional and a little more inclusive.” – !GHC: Julie Ann Horvath – Shifting the Narrative of Diversity in Tech
  • “…true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this concern is the prospect of an “intelligence explosion,” a speculative event in which an A.I. gains the ability to improve itself, and in short order exceeds the intellectual potential of the human brain by many orders of magnitude.” – The Doomsday Invention
  • “‘Look around the table. There’s only one woman here. And we all say we want more women in engineering. But who wants to be at this table if you’re all making jokes about how ‘all women are 10’s with the lights off’? We say we all want more women in engineering, and you’re just making the only woman here want to leave.’” – I’m one of the guys
  • “It is not your life. It is not who you are. It is your code.” – Your code is just your code.
  • “The people who run the Internet platforms are making calls about who they think is deserving of empathy. That makes their decisions thoroughly political.” – The Politics of Empathy and the Politics of Technology

… and also in the news