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From Andy Wenk <andyw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: User Questionnaire
Date Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:00:33 GMT
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.
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> Especially if it will highlight what people want/need.
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> 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>.
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> And if you like it, if you want, we can make our own CouchDB 2.0 one here.
> <http://www.typeform.com/>
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> One question I would ask is:
>         Do you know where to go for help/ learning/ on-boarding for
> CouchDB?
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>         Is there anything you’d like to see?
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>         What do you find difficult to understand or code? (an open ended
> question for a short-could-turn-into-a-long answer)
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> (Sometime I meet people who don’t know what IRC is  :X :O
> omgomgomgwtfwtfomgHOW!!! :O)
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> 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)
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> 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?
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> [Props to all those people writing blog posts and documentation !! :]
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> 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
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> Someone once said we are all: "Standing on shoulders of giants"
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> - Michelle
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> :D !!
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> 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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> > On Jan 16, 2016, at 7:46 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org <mailto:
> jan@apache.org>> wrote:
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> > Heyall,
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> > 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 :)
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> > 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.
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> > The two things I think are important to prepare are:
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> > 1. What do we want to know?
> > 2. How do we reach our users?
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> > ## What do we want to know
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> > 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:
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> > - 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 ;)
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> > ## How do we reach our users
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> > This is just a list that came to mind, I’m sure there is more we can do.
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> > - 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 :)
> >
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> > * * *
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> > I can’t wait to get your input on this!
> >
> > Best
> > Jan
> > --
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-- 
Andy Wenk
Hamburg - Germany
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