This week of OSD600 is amazing. I had a chance to contribute to the project of someone else and had another programmer work on my project.
In more detail, I sent Luigi, who is the project owner, a request to work on his project through the issues channel, and after getting accepted by him, I started forking and cloning his project. In general, his tool was working well, there were also some errors but they did not affect the tool much.
My task was supporting his tool by adding some features or functions that could allow the software to read not only
.txt file, but also
.md file. An
.md file is a markdown file which has some features of formatting the text. For example:
will be converted into
After testing and making sure the function was working well, I sent Luigi the pull request and my work got accepted.
One of the challenges for me was fitting my codes with his style of coding. I have my own logic, Luigi has his own logic about the release 0.1, our styles were completely different. However, Luigi did a good job and his codes were clear enough for me to understand.
I was having a blast working with someone else's project. Last week, I gave feedbacks to Menghi to fix some of his errors code and also to improve his codes. This week, I can fix and write codes directly to Luigi's project. So far, I have learnt 2 more new different coding styles. This is a great progress because in the future, if I work for a company, I definitely need to understand more and more coding styles of my co-workers as well as previous codes of the senior developers.
There was a good news that my project got supported by Emily, one of the Open Source developers in my OSD600 group. Emily helped me on creating a new function that allows my tool to read markdown files input. Her contribution was amazing with a professional coding style, my software now is even better.
Luigi's Octo: https://github.com/LuigiZaccagnini/octo
Octo's Markdown issue: https://github.com/LuigiZaccagnini/octo/issues/7
Pull request to Octo: https://github.com/LuigiZaccagnini/octo/pull/8
My OSD600-SSG: https://github.com/nguyenhung15913/OSD600-SSG
OSD600-SSG Markdown issue: https://github.com/nguyenhung15913/OSD600-SSG/issues/10
Emily's pull request: https://github.com/nguyenhung15913/OSD600-SSG/pull/11