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Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor

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Looking for C# Open Source Projects for a 1st Time Contributor

Hey awesome devs at DEV. I have an acquaintance that is looking at getting into open source via a C# project. Any recommendations for projects that have good first issues, documentation updates etc.?

I've been out of the .NET landscape since 2016, so I'm a bit out of the loop in regards to all the open source stuff happening in the .NET ecosystem.

Maybe @turnerj or @integerman have some ideas?

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Artak Avetyan

If you are still looking for the OSS project, here is one, which is in its starting phase and it is going to be cross-platform GUI application (GUI tool, if more precise). Drop me a message if interested.

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Going to tag @turnerj and @integerman as we don't have notifications for tags in posts AFAIK :-)

Also @kspeakman might know something!

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James Turner • Edited

It might be a bit self-serving but I have a DEV API client in C# that could do with additional API surfaces, improving the readme with links to the DEV API docs or even some intellisense docs that describe what the APIs do. Unfortunately I don't have any issues created about where to start but if this project sounds interesting for someone, happy to create some and walk through changes etc.

EDIT: Though after this post from Ben, I might need to rename/refactor the library to "forem-dotnet".

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James Turner

Just wanted to chime back here - I've had two super awesome people help out already on the library with both adding new APIs and refactoring to reference Forem.

The power of communities and open source is awesome!

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Rodel E. Dagumampan

Hi @nick and everyone,

You may find project yuniql (yuu-nee-kel) interesting.

Github repo:
First-timer-friendly issues:

It's a .Net Core project and I am at a very early stage so any help could make difference :).
Feel free to poke me.

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Volkmar Rigo • Edited

You can check out the project. They have some issues marked for first timers... Or you can check out the site up-for-grabs. They aggregate projects on GitHub, that contain issues marked for first timers.

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Writing Discord bots is the way to go!


Introduces you to DI, ASP.NET styled command library, bit of audio with FFMPEG or Lavalink + Victoria and sweet introduction to System.Threading.Tasks and there are several open source bots which can be used as a starting point.

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Mladen Macanović

I have a component library for Blazor that could get some help for

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Darío Kondratiuk

Puppeteer-Sharp has many issues on this project :)

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jalpesh Vadgama

There are couple of projects. But I think NopCommerce is a good one

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Meat Boy • Edited

Try with Wox. It's an app similar to spotlight from macOS. It's pretty easy to start working on and it uses various APIs.

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Freddy Hidalgo-Monchez • Edited

This is exactly what I've been asking myself these days too. Seems like all the projects I find interesting are in javascript or python 😝 Thanks for posting Nick!

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Nick Taylor

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