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From David Van Couvering <david.vancouver...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Helping out
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:18:49 GMT
Great, thanks all!  I'll poke around and see if I can find a way in that is
most effective for me and for you all.
Talk to you soon.

David

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 7:52 AM, Robert Dionne <dionne@dionne-associates.com
> wrote:

> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Development
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> On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Damien Katz wrote:
>
>  Hi Dave. Sorry about the layoff. That sucks. :(
>>
>> The best way to get involved is to hang out and participate here on the
>> mailing lists. Also the wiki has a lot of information, and not all of it
>> accurate or up to date, so a good way to get started and to help the
>> community is to use the wiki docs yourself and actively update anything that
>> is wrong or confusing or could just be worded better. Documentation
>> improvements are a big help.
>>
>> As far as getting started hacking on the source, I thought we had a page
>> on the wiki for how to get started hacking, but I can't find it now. Anyone
>> else got pointers?
>>
>> -Damien
>>
>>
>>
>> On Feb 11, 2009, at 12:27 AM, David Van Couvering wrote:
>>
>>  Hello.  I've been following CouchDB from the sidelines for a while but
>>> haven't been able to put much time into it.
>>>
>>> Recently, however, Sun laid me off, and I thought this would be a good
>>> opportunity to get a little more engaged.
>>>
>>> No better way, IMHO, than to help out with the project.  FYI, I'm already
>>> a
>>> committer to Apache Derby, although I haven't been active there in the
>>> past
>>> few years.
>>>
>>> I was looking at your road map and it looked like you want to get a lot
>>> of
>>> documentation written.  I was thinking that would be a great way for me
>>> to
>>> start learning CouchDB.  Is there a specific document that you would like
>>> to
>>> me to try my hand at?  Also, what are your processes, technologies and
>>> standards around documentation?
>>>
>>> I can also start poking around at your bug list and perhaps offer some
>>> patches to get my feet wet.  Is there anything in particular that you
>>> would
>>> like someone to focus on?  I don't have an Erlang background, although
>>> I'm
>>> interested in learning.  My background is server-side Java and databases,
>>> for the most part.
>>>
>>> I look forward to hearing from you.  Meanwhile I'll try to get a build
>>> going
>>> and see how that goes.
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> --
>>> David W. Van Couvering
>>> http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com
>>>
>>
>>
>


-- 
David W. Van Couvering
http://davidvancouvering.blogspot.com

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