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From Michelle Phung <michelleph...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: User Questionnaire
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:24:40 GMT
Nothing yet. I’ll get to it this weekend. 

-Michelle


> On Jan 20, 2016, at 1:26 PM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
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> 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:
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>> 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
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>>> Ground Control to Major Tom….
>>> Ground Control to Major Tom….
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>>> Take your protein pills AND!!!!! put your helmet on.
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>>> [small and very much quieter] Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six,
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>>> Commencing countdown, engines onnnnn………...
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>>> and may God’s love <3 be with you,
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>>> 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..
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>>> "This is Major Tom to Ground Control."
>>> "I’m stepping through the door………."
>>> "And I’m floating in a most peculiar way…"
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>>> Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles…
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>>>>>> I’m feeling very still. <<<<
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>>> 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……….
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>>> am I sitting in a tin can ????
>>> Far-rrrrrrrr above the Mooooooon…
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>>>> 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
>>>> --
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>> 
>> -- 
>> Andy Wenk
>> Hamburg - Germany
>> RockIt!
>> 
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