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How to Create and Edit GitHub Issues & PRs

GitHub is a powerful platform for collaborating on code, and it is essential to understand how to create and edit pull requests and issues in order to take full advantage of its features.

Creating and editing issues and pull requests on GitHub is an essential part of the development process. Issues and pull requests allow developers to collaborate and communicate with one another, as well as to track and plan tasks.

Issues

A GitHub issue is a feature of GitHub that allows users to create and track tasks or problems related to a repository. Issues can be used to track feature requests, bug reports, and other project-related topics. They are also a great way to discuss ideas, find solutions, and collaborate with other users. Issues can be assigned to team members, labeled, and sorted into different categories. Using GitHub issues is an effective way to keep track of the progress of a project and ensure that all tasks are completed on time.

To create an issue on GitHub, simply navigate to the repository where you wish to create the issue and click the β€œIssues” tab.

GitHub Tabs

Then, click the green β€œNew Issue” button and fill out the form with a descriptive title and detailed description. Once you have completed the form, click the β€œSubmit new issue” button.

New Issue Button

Example Issue

To edit an existing issue, click on the issue you wish to edit and then click the β€œEdit” button in the upper right corner of the page. Make any desired changes, then click the β€œSubmit” button.

Issue Edit Button

Pull Requests

A GitHub pull request (commonly referred to as simply a β€œPR”) is a way for developers to collaborate on a project. It allows a developer to submit changes to a project which can then be reviewed and approved by other developers. This is useful for ensuring that only quality code is merged into the main project, and for keeping track of changes and progress. Pull requests also make it easier for developers to track their own contributions to a project. By using pull requests, developers can quickly and easily collaborate on a project in a secure and organized manner.

Creating and editing pull requests is similar to creating and editing issues. To create a pull request, navigate to the repository where you wish to create the pull request and click the β€œPull Requests” tab. Then, click the green β€œNew pull request” button and fill out the form. Once you have completed the form, click the β€œCreate pull request” button.

New Pull Request button

Editing a pull request is much like editing an Issue. To edit an existing pull request, click on the pull request you wish to edit and then click the β€œEdit” button in the upper right corner of the page. Make any desired changes, then click the β€œUpdate comment” button.

What editing an issue or a PR looks like

With the help of issues and pull requests, developers are able to collaborate and communicate effectively. Creating and editing these items is a simple process, and can help streamline the development process.

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