Speaker Deck

RailsConf 2015 - Breaking Down the Barrier: Demystifying Contributing to Rails

by Eileen M. Uchitelle

Published April 21, 2015 in Technology


Contributing to Rails for the first time can be terrifying. In this lab I’ll make contributing to Rails more approachable by going over the contributing guidelines and technical details you need to know. We’ll walk through traversing the source code with tools such as CTags, source_location and TracePoint. Additionally, we’ll create reproduction scripts for reporting issues and learn advanced git commands like bisect and squash. At the end of this session you’ll have the confidence to fix bugs and add features to Ruby on Rails.