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Release 0.4 - My External Pull Request to Uber

Continuing from my previous post, I will now be covering my external contribution for Release 0.4. This external pull request is my biggest and most challenging one to date. The challenge came from size of the project, as searching and navigating through it's code base felt like somewhat of a rats maze to find where the issue lies. I also had minimal experience in React (one small school project), so the unfamiliarity with the language and architecture presented some challenges as well.


The Project - Uber - Base Web

In short, Base Web is Uber's web based design system comprised of "modern, responsive, living components" implemented in ReactJS. This project contains a vast variety of functional web components that can be used by web developers the front-end of their web projects. As someone who has done freelance web development in the past, I've always appreciated the availability of open source libraries, especially the more complex one's such as this because…
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Release 0.4 - My Internal Pull Request to Telescope

After a frantic 12 weeks, we have arrived at Release 0.4 - AKA the final release for the DPS909 Open-source course. Much like the previous release I covered, this release is comprised of two parts: an internal pull request to CDOT Telescope, and a more challenging external pull request to an open-source project.

To improve your reading experience, I've also split my blog up into two parts. This post will be covering my internal contribution to CDOT Telescope.

For a full description on what Telescope is, please refer to my previous post where I introduced it in detail, or the official overview.


The Issue - Search icon floating with window resize 

Another student had added a dynamically floating search bar to the front end, however it was not functioning correctly as it would sporadically float around as you scroll or resize the page.

 The initial hypothesis was that it was positioned relative to the view port cs it's container. However adjusting the property did not solve the is…

Release 0.3 - Pull Requests Telescope & LifeStyle Ecommerce

In my previous post, I revealed the issues I will be attempting to resolve in order to contribute for an internal project and an external project. I also detailed the projects themselves, so if you haven't already read my previous post, I would advise starting there to give my current post some context.

I can successfully say I reached the goals I set for both the external and internal project in my previous post. Keep reading to find out how I did this, and the challenges I overcame.

Internal Pull Request Adding Pagination to CDOT Telescope
This issue was assigned to me by a colleague and was much trickier than I initially anticipated. The issue simply required to implement paginating functionality to the front end, so that the blog posts are displayed in pages instead of all  being displayed in one very long scrollable feed.
The first challenge came with the starting point. The home page was designed with a very specific bootstrap library (MD Bootsrap) that had some different con…

Lab 8 - Contribution Goals for CDOT Telescope & LifeStyle E-Commerce

After successfully completing Hacktoberfest, we move onto bigger and better challenges in open source. By November 15th I have the following goals to complete:

1. Contribute to a bigger issue on an open-source project (no more "good-first-issue" tags).
2. Contribute to CDOT Telescope, an internal project built by my fellow classmates.

In this post I will break down my issue and goal for each goal.


External Project- LifeStyle E-Commerce 
This is a project I found in hacktoberfest and fixed a styling alignment bug for. You can find the full details of my contribution in my previous post.  If you are already familiar wit the project, you can skip the overview section.

Overview
Lifestyle E-ommerce is a front-end project for building an online store. It supplies various well designed pages for front-end developers to customize and utilize as a starting point for their e-commerce projects, whether it be for themselves or their clients. I gravitated towards this project because I'…

Hacktoberfest - Pull request 4 - Fixing a UI Bug in "Lifestyle-Ecommerce-Website"

We are nearing the end of Hacktoberfest and that means we are finishing the challenge with our fourth and final pull request. In my previous post, I announced and explained my third pull request for this year's Hacktoberfest event, where I enhanced the UI/UX of Rhymus, a web based word-puzzle game designed to improve a users vocabulary. I also went on to say that my goal for this pull request will be to solve an actual bug within the code of a project, meaning  correcting an actual flaw, rather than enhancements and additions which I had done so far.

I am proud to say I did exactly what I aimed to by fixing a bug in a project called "Lifestyle-Ecommerce-Website".

The Project: Lifestyle-Ecommerce-Website

Lifestyle-Ecommerce-Website is a front-end project for building an online store. It supplies various well designed pages for front-end developers to customize and utilize as a starting point for their e-commerce projects, whether it be for themselves or their clients. I gr…

Hacktoberfest - Pull Request #3 : Improving Rhymus' UI

In my previous post, I announced and explained my second pull request for this year's Hacktoberfest event, where I added puzzles to Rhymus, a web based word-puzzle game designed to improve a users vocabulary.


The Project: Rhymus

If you have already read my description of Rhymus in my previous post, you can go ahead and skip to "The Issue" section.

Rhymus is an open-source web based game written in HTML, CSS and Javascript. It presents the user with word based puzzles to help users improve their vocabulary and familiarity with some common expressions, Phrases and/or common expressions are shown with on of the words being replaced with a rhyme for the original. The user must input what the correct word is, and has the option to take a hint for less point. The game has a scoring system to measure the users success. All in all, I found it to be a fun project that would be very helpful for those looking to expand their vocabulary. I can see it being useful for foreign…

Hacktoberfest - Pull Request #2 : Rhymus

In my previous post, I announced and explained my first pull request for this year's Hacktoberfest event, where I contributed to the documentation of CMS program called RawCMS. I also mentioned that documentation was simply a starting point for me as I aimed to contribute to the code/content of an actual application for my next pull request. I can proudly say that I succeeded in reaching this goal for my second pull request, as I was able to contribute to a project called Rhymus.



The Project: Rhymus

Rhymus is an open-source web based game written in HTML, CSS and Javascript. It presents the user with word based puzzles to help users improve their vocabulary and familiarity with some common expressions, Phrases and/or common expressions are shown with on of the words being replaced with a rhyme for the original. The user must input what the correct word is, and has the option to take a hint for less point. The game has a scoring system to measure the users success. All in all, I fou…