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From Andy Wenk <andyw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: User Questionnaire
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:30:58 GMT
On 1 March 2016 at 15:13, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:

> Here’s the final survey:
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V89tbzfoXruRkDtIPPrrERgpzWzAR-bYcaiThmHFF_g/viewform
>
> I’d like to post this later today, so holler, if you have any additions ;)
>
> Best
> Jan
>

That look really good to me!

Thanks

Andy


> --
>
> > On 21 Jan 2016, at 11:48, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Oh, and in reply to the typeform suggestion. I agree it’s a really slick
> interface, but it’s a for-pay service, so we’d have to find a sponsor. In
> addition, I’ve used it in the past and didn’t have the best experience, so
> I wouldn’t recommend it, despite it being really slick for users.
> >
> > Best
> > Jan
> > --
> >
> >
> >> On 17 Jan 2016, at 04:02, 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. :)
> >>
> >>
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> >> ~~~~~ ————— ####################################### —————
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> >> 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………...
> >> [Five, Four, Three]
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> >> and may God’s love <3 be with you,
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> >> 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………….." —.—.—.--
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> >> :/
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> >> For here
> >> am I floating round my tin can..:(
> >> Far above the world…………….
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> >> Planet Earth is blue…………………………………………………………………..
:( :( :(
> >> And there’s nothing I can do………… :{
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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> 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!

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