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Discussion on: Jelly Fin: Looking For Contributors

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Jonathan Irvin Author

Thank you! I've been looking for feedback on where to start. What is my README missing?

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Khaled Garbaya

the First thing a README IMO is a clear sentence (TL;DR version) what is the repo about.

After that a table of content for easy navigation.

Sections can be :

  • Core Features (this to answer the question, is this project for me? is it gonna solve my problems?)
  • Pre-requisites && Installation (how to install/run the project)
  • Getting started (small runnable snippet of code if applicable)
  • Troubleshooting (common problems and how to fix them)
  • Get involved ( few nice words to encourage people and link to
  • CODE OF CONDUCT (really important to protect you and people)

for you get some inspiration from famous repos, it's basically a spec document on how to run tests, add PR, code style and so on