February 14th, 2022 × #Open Source#JavaScript#Web Development

Code Explorers

Scott and Wes discuss how to stay up-to-date on changes and new features in open source projects you use by looking at RFCs, issues, pull requests, and following project contributors on Twitter.


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how best to explore and contribute to code on GitHub repos.

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Show Notes

  • 00:25 Welcome
  • 01:42 Sponsor: LogRocket
  • 02:54 Sponsor: Retool
  • 04:33 Topic introduction
  • 06:44 How to get a handle on something new in a library?
  • 10:27 How to contribute to comments
  • 12:55 Looking through Issues
  • 15:01 Looking at Pull Requests
  • 15:43 Check Milestones
  • 17:58 Look at Files Changed tab

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