couchdb-marketing mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: User Questionnaire
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:26:13 GMT
Good idea: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/COUCHDB/Marketing+Questionnaire

Michelle, did you get anywhere with that page in Fauxton?

Best
Jan
--

> On 18 Jan 2016, at 11:00, Andy Wenk <andywenk@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hey Jan,
> 
> this is a cool idea and will be very helpful. Google Forms will make the
> job easily.
> 
> I have some further ideas for questions. Where do you think we should
> collect them? Maybe starting a Confluence page for that?
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Andy
> 
> On 17 January 2016 at 04:11, Michelle Phung <michellephung@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I think this is a really good idea.
>> 
>> Especially if it will highlight what people want/need.
>> 
>> I recently took a survey, and didn’t immediately close the window only
>> because the interface was interesting/different <
>> https://workshape.typeform.com/to/PrMLrh>.
>> 
>> And if you like it, if you want, we can make our own CouchDB 2.0 one here.
>> <http://www.typeform.com/>
>> 
>> One question I would ask is:
>>        Do you know where to go for help/ learning/ on-boarding for
>> CouchDB?
>> AND
>>        Is there anything you’d like to see?
>> AND
>>        What do you find difficult to understand or code? (an open ended
>> question for a short-could-turn-into-a-long answer)
>> 
>> (Sometime I meet people who don’t know what IRC is  :X :O
>> omgomgomgwtfwtfomgHOW!!! :O)
>> 
>> As much as I hated it when i was younger (mostly because I didn’t use it)
>> I am starting to see the value in documentation. I realize that our
>> documentation….is maybe a bit lacking. And I am realizing that maybe it’s
>> because our documentation seems, overally….**official***…. and… maybe
>> sometimes
>> _-cryptic_%^//_. **NOT A BAD THING1** !! it’s just…(cringing here)
>> 
>> A lot of what i read for tutorials/introductions into a new library/ new
>> method/ new database is a real voice, because it actually helps me without
>> being ostentatious/way too technical/over assuming, y’know?
>> 
>> [Props to all those people writing blog posts and documentation !! :]
>> 
>> I realize that that technicality and learning are the caveats and part of
>> the job, but the experienced people already know how to learn, and and and
>> but but but the newbies wouldn’t mind some more docs (even if they don’t
>> read/admit to reading the entire thing). :) :D :D Can we ask how many
>> people read the official documentations vs StackOverflow vs.
>> v/blogs/tutorials? Maybe if we publish the results, some volunteers will
>> take action in the response to the responses? I realize how optimistic I’m
>> here but,
>> 
>> Someone once said we are all: "Standing on shoulders of giants"
>> 
>> - Michelle
>> 
>> :)
>> :D !!
>> hi !
>> ;D
>> o//////
>> 
>> 
>> PS. I really really like the idea of a link inside Fauxton leading to
>> another page that is of the Fauxton + CouchDB updates. This is an excellent
>> idea, absolutely. +10000
>> I am going to try and add a link to Fauxton. Not sure about Futon; I’ll
>> ask around for Futon. :)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ~~~~~ ————— ####################################### ————— ~~~~~
>> 
>> Ground Control to Major Tom.. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67kmFzSh_o
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Ground Control to Major Tom….
>> Ground Control to Major Tom….
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Take your protein pills AND!!!!! put your helmet on.
>> 
>> [small and very much quieter] Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Commencing countdown, engines onnnnn………...
>> [Five, Four, Three]
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Check ignition
>> [Two, One]
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> and may God’s love <3 be with you,
>> 
>> [Blast-off]
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>                                                   ,:
>>                                                 ,' |
>>                                                /   :
>>                                             --'   /
>>                                             \/ />/
>>                                             / <//_\
>>                                          __/   /
>>                                          )'-. /
>>                                          ./  :\
>>                                           /.' '
>>                                         '/'
>>                                         +
>>                                        '
>>                                      `.
>>                                  .-"-
>>                                 (    |
>>                              . .-'  '.
>>                             ( (.   )8:
>>                         .'    / (_  )
>>                          _. :(.   )8P  `
>>                      .  (  `-' (  `.   .
>>                       .  :  (   .a8a)
>>                      /_`( "a `a. )"'
>>                  (  (/  .  ' )=='
>>                 (   (    )  .8"   +
>>                   (`'8a.( _(   (
>>                ..-. `8P    ) `  )  +
>>              -'   (      -ab:  )
>>            '    _  `    (8P"Ya
>>          _(    (    )b  -`.  ) +
>>         ( 8)  ( _.aP" _a   \( \   *
>>       +  )/    (8P   (88    )  )
>>          (a:f   "     `"       `
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> This is Ground Control to Major Tom   !!!!!!!! !!! !
>> 
>> You’ve really made the grade :) :D :D !!!
>> And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear! [omg omg! camera
>> flashes =]
>> Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare..
>> 
>> "This is Major Tom to Ground Control."
>> "I’m stepping through the door………."
>> "And I’m floating in a most peculiar way…"
>> "And the stars look very different today………….." —.—.—.--
>> 
>> :/
>> :/
>> :/
>> 
>> :\
>> 
>> :/
>> 
>> 
>> For here
>> am I floating round my tin can..:(
>> Far above the world…………….
>> 
>> 
>> Planet Earth is blue…………………………………………………………………..
:( :( :(
>> And there’s nothing I can do………… :{
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> :(
>> 
>> 
>> :(
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> :((
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> :/
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> : )
>> 
>> 
>> :D
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> !!!!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles…
>> 
>>>>>  I’m feeling very still. <<<<
>> 
>> And I think my spaceship knows which way to go……../ [up!]
>> Tell my wife I love her very much (she knows!) :D :D :D :D :)
>> 
>> Ground Control to Major Tomm,,,,
>> Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong!!!
>> 
>> Can you hear me, Major Tom? :?
>> Can you hear me, Major Tom? :!
>> Can you hear me, Major Tom? :!!!!!!!
>> Can you hear……….
>> 
>> am I sitting in a tin can ????
>> Far-rrrrrrrr above the Mooooooon…
>> 
>> 
>> Planet Earth is blue …….. :( :( :(
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> And there’s nothing I can do …………………………… :(
>> 
>> :(((((
>> 
>> 
>> :(
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> : /
>> 
>> 
>> : |
>> 
>> 
>> ..
>> 
>> 
>> ...
>> 
>> .
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> .
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jan 16, 2016, at 7:46 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org <mailto:
>> jan@apache.org>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Heyall,
>>> 
>>> in preparation for the 2.0 launch, it be great to know more about who
>> our end users are. And to find out, I’m proposing we develop a
>> questionnaire. We’ve done this once before, about six years ago, and *a
>> lot* has changed since, so it’s a good time to do an update (and then maybe
>> do this once a year or so :)
>>> 
>>> A questionnaire can give us insight into what people think about and
>> want from CouchDB outside of the daily support requests and reported
>> issues. In addition, people can tell us how they use CouchDB and that can
>> help the project make decisions on how to prioritise e.g. new features.
>>> 
>>> I think using Google Forms/Docs for this is the easiest and I’d be happy
>> to set this up, once we have a consensus on the content.
>>> 
>>> The two things I think are important to prepare are:
>>> 
>>> 1. What do we want to know?
>>> 2. How do we reach our users?
>>> 
>>> ## What do we want to know
>>> 
>>> This is mostly up to you, here are a few questions that I think might be
>> useful to have answers to, I’m sure you can think of many more:
>>> 
>>> - How have you heard of CouchDB?
>>> - How long have you used CouchDB? < 1 year, 1 y, 2y, 3y, 5y, >5y
>>> - Which version(s) of CouchDB do you use? 2.0 alpha, 1.x.x,.1.6.1,
>> 1.5.x…1.0.1?
>>> - Are you using any other software that replicates? If yes, which
>> one(s)? PouchDB, Couchbase, Couchbase Mobile [iOS, Android], BigCouch, PHP
>> Replicator, Cloudant etc.?
>>> 
>>> - Are you using CouchDB for professional or private projects?
>>> - If you can share, what are some of the more impressive metrics of your
>> projects, in terms of:
>>> - amount of data stored
>>> - number of documents
>>> - number of databases
>>> - requests / s
>>> - number of CouchDB servers
>>> - growth
>>> - stability
>>> - developer happiness
>>> - ops happiness
>>> - impact
>>> - …
>>> - If you are using CouchDB professionally, are you interested in being
>> contacted about professional services? [email]
>>> 
>>> - What do you like most about CouchDB?
>>> - What do you like least about CouchDB?
>>> - What feature would you like to see added to CouchDB?
>>> - What feature could you live without?
>>> - What could be improved about the CouchDB documentation?
>>> 
>>> - If you are on 1.x, are you:
>>> - interested in the cluster-feature of 2.0?
>>> - interested in the Mango Query Language of 2.0?
>>> - not at all interested in 2.0?
>>> - …
>>> 
>>> - … and many many more (but not too many ;)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ## How do we reach our users
>>> 
>>> This is just a list that came to mind, I’m sure there is more we can do.
>>> 
>>> - Weekly News / blog
>>> - Apache mailing lists
>>> - Social Media
>>> - IRC
>>> - Press? (maybe database weekly?)
>>> - Cross-Promotion with family-projects like PouchDB
>>> - Can IBM help?
>>> - Futon/Fauxton
>>> - This is something I’d like to have seen for the longest time: a page
>> in Futon/Fauxton that connects back to the project (that people can opt out
>> of, if they want), but that allows us to post rare project news like new
>> versions available, this questionnaire ^^, security advisories, etc. Since
>> we are planning a 1.7 release, maybe we can add something to Futon there
>> and into Fauxton for the 2.x builds (which would also help with getting
>> feedback from the alpha/beta testers there). This should be too hard, we
>> just need to agree on how we do it :)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> * * *
>>> 
>>> I can’t wait to get your input on this!
>>> 
>>> Best
>>> Jan
>>> --
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Andy Wenk
> Hamburg - Germany
> RockIt!
> 
> GPG fingerprint: C044 8322 9E12 1483 4FEC 9452 B65D 6BE3 9ED3 9588
> 
> https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc


Mime
View raw message