Hello fellow devs,
There is no feeling to describe my emotions when my 4th PR was merged today. This is my first time participating in Hacktoberfest, and my first time not being scared and seeing something through to the end.
My contributions were as follows
Fixing up the alignment on the Sign In page:
Removing extra pagination:
Added a field to admin interface:
Wrote tester functions within a rake task:
Always read through the
CONTRIBUTING.md.The first PR was my toughest one. Even though it was a really simple UI fix, since I missed to follow a couple of steps on the
README.md, I got into a lot of trouble in terms of setting up the environment.
If you are stuck, you need only ask. Putting this into my head took me ages - I usually suffer in silence and try to work my way out of things by myself, but sometimes, you just gotta get some help. A couple of months ago, I ended up giving up on an issue because of this same reason.
The opensource community is very inviting and nurturing. This is exactly the reason why I was able to finish all my PRs.
rake routesis your forever friend.
- Always be careful when setting up the
DBpart of your app(whether it is
PostGRESor anything else. It is also helpful to look up Docker.
- Always take a look at your
Gemfileand also when you start working with an issue, if there's a gem involved, take a look at the documentation of the gem. This will save you a lot of time!
To the rest of you who are working on the challenge, you got it. There's still time and even if you don't finish, you can always work on it next month. After all, there shouldn't be one single month that we should set aside for contributing to open source!