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Awesome tools for Open Source Contribution

Suraj Vishwakarma on October 06, 2022

Introduction We are in October which is well known as the month of Hacktoberfest in the open-source community. During this month, beginn...
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Suraj Vishwakarma

What are your favourite tool for open source contribution?🤔

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ReactJSX

Great read! I’m definitely going to look into CodeTriage, it sounds very interesting!

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yep, It's one of the best for finding issues.

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Joe Mainwaring

I'll have to try out Documatic, that service sounds intriguing - but I wonder if its effectiveness is dependent on how opinionated a codebase is.

If you want some more suggestions on tooling for OSS, I'd suggest giving a read to my post How I maintain Open Source projects, if you're not using dependabot I'd highly encourage you to check it out

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Try Documatic whenever you get a chance. I have read the mentioned article and it is awesome. As I am also participating as a maintainer in Hacktoberfest, the number of Issues and PR has increased drastically. This led to a missing notification and also poor quality of workflow.

The article has provided me with lots of ideas to improve my workflow. Especially, I am going to use the Stale to notify me of missed issues and PR.

Thanks for the article.

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Sérgio Araújo

A great tool I have recently discovered is transfer.sh:

Transfer.sh us allows file upload without the need for an account, up to a maximum of 10 GB. The files are stored in the service and are available for download for 14 days. After this period the files will be automatically deleted.

How many times have created online snippets just for sharing? Using transfer.sh makes easier to share a piece of code.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

That looks quite interesting tool. I can easily share my code to others now.

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Liyas Thomas

We are building an open source {free} Postman alternative: Hoppscotch - API request builder for web.

GitHub logo hoppscotch / hoppscotch

👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

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Suraj Vishwakarma

I have heard about the platform. It is quite interesting. Will gonna try it soon.

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Dhruv Joshi

A nice post to read!!

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Thanks for your word!

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Vishwas Tyagi

Thank you for sharing. I'm going to try CodeTriage.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

That's a really awesome tool for finding issues.

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Nitesh Tiwari

Thank you for readme.md tools

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Yep, that's an interesting tool🚀🔥

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john

We are in October, which is well known as Hacktoberfest month in the open source community. During this month, novice developers learn how to contribute to open source projects. I have been participating in this event for three years. Last year I also participated as a maintenance technician. This year I also participate as a maintainer and I do my best to help the developers.

So, I'm here to help by providing you with some tools you can use while contributing to an open source project. This tool will be useful in:

Search for code from large code bases
Find problems to solve
Online editor for quick editing