If you are a beginner and expect SODA Foundation project as the gate to open source world, this tutorial is one of the best choices for you. Just follow the guidance and you will find the pleasure to becoming a contributor.
Before making modifications of SODA Foundation projects, you need to make sure that this project have been forked to your own repository. It means that there will be parallel development between the respective SODA Foundation repo and your own repo, so be careful to avoid the inconsistency between these two repos.
If you want to download the code to the local machine,
git is the best way:
git clone https://your_repo_url/api.git
To reduce the conflicts between your remote repo and the project repo, we SUGGEST you configure respective repo as the upstream repo:
git remote add upstream https://github.com/sodafoundation/api.git git fetch upstream
To avoid inconsistency between multiple branches, we SUGGEST checking out to a new branch:
git checkout -b new_branch_name upstream/development git pull
Then you can change the code arbitrarily.
After updating the code, you should push the update in the formal way:
git add . git status (Check the update status) git commit -m "Your commit title" git commit --amend (Add the concrete description of your commit) git push origin new_branch_name
In the last step, your need to pull a compare request between your new branch and respective repo development branch. After finishing the pull request, the travis CI will be automatically set up for building test.
The tutorial is done, enjoy your contributing work!