This week I ended up actually helping some of my colleagues to improve some of their projects from previous week. I found one bug that needed a small fix to have it run correctly and also added a text editor to another one of my colleagues app. The fixes themselves were quite easy and quick to do but I did have to figure out how to properly set up my environment to submit these issues.
For my first Issue I noticed that one of my colleagues apps was missing a simple check for empty string so that it could display the correct message. To create a pull request there are a couple of steps that you have to do first.
- Fork the repo that you would like to work on
- Clone the forked repo
- Add a remote for the original repo
- Checkout a branch that you will be working on
- Once you did the changes add and commit your work
- And then push those changes to your fork
After you done all that you can create a pull request and submit your work.
The second issue that I did was to add a text editor to a note taking app. Since I have never worked with Trix, so it took me some time to figure out how to add it. Good thing they had a documentation on their website so I figured out how to go about it and added the editor to my colleagues app.
It was a fun and good learning experience in an Open Source community that I would like to continue, and hopefully will end up working on some bigger projects in the future.