October 20, 2018
Hot Topics:

A Guide to GitHub Etiquette

  • July 2, 2014
  • By Developer.com Staff

For developers who are just starting their careers, submitting a first pull request to a project hosted on GitHub can feel very intimidating. After all, you're basically telling another developer that he or she made a coding mistake and that you know how to fix it.

ReadWrite's Lauren Orsini offers several etiquette suggestions for newbie developers submitting their first pull requests. They include the following:

  • Be clear and specific.
  • Keep changes small. (Fix one bug at a time.)
  • Stick to existing conventions.
  • Never copy-and-paste code.
  • Don't be rude.

View article

Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



Enterprise Development Update

Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that developer.com may send you developer offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that developer believes may be of interest to you. developer will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.


Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date