DevTools/Creating Good First Bugs

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Getting started working on a first bug is hard. This guide is meant to provide a short list of steps to provide the necessary information to complete a bug. New contributors can easily get overwhelmed and frustrated with making an easy fix, as the DevTools environment can be complicated.

Automatically post a patch to a gist

  • Install a gist-cli: npm install -g gist-cli
  • In your bash profile add:
    • git: alias gist-patch="git diff | gist -o -t patch"
    • hg: alias gist-patch="hg diff | gist -o -t patch"
  • Then go to a clean repo, modify the files, and run the command gist-patch