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From Tim McNamara <paperl...@timmcnamara.co.nz>
Subject Re: (perceived) barriers to entry
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:15:18 GMT
If you visit JIRA's Issue Navigator
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa), then
select CouchDB in the project field and "Easy " in the skill field.
Direct link at [1].

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+COUCHDB+AND+resolution+%3D+Fixed+AND+%22Skill+Level%22+%3D+%22New+Contributors+Level+%28Easy%29%22

On 11 April 2012 13:06, Timothy Chen <tnachen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>
> I'm a new comer that want to but haven't contributed yet.
>
> Where are the easy bugs?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tim
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Tim McNamara
> <paperless@timmcnamara.co.nz>wrote:
>
>> After chatting with Noah S on Twitter, I offered to jot up some
>> thoughts on things that my reduce or eliminate perceived barriers to
>> entry to work on CouchDB.
>>
>> Here are a few things that I've been able to think of. In the course
>> of researching this mail though, I've actually answered many of my own
>> questions.
>>
>> "serious business"
>> A database seems like the kind of project that only extremely talented
>> people would touch. People depend on the code working. Getting started
>> would require quite a bit of confidence. Am I good enough?
>>
>>
>> "Erlang, wtf"
>> This is a barrier that I've been facing for a while. I'm actually in
>> the process of learning Erlang, trying to expand my horizons from
>> Python. Still, a new language makes it harder to have the required
>> confidence.
>>
>>
>> "I still don't understand rereduce"
>> I'm personally not 100% clear on how queries work. This is even after
>> using the db for a while. I don't want to look like a stupid idiot in
>> front of great developers. Therefore, there's a high risk of offering
>> suggestions and getting told to "RTFM"
>>
>>
>> "Where are the easy bugs?"
>> [solved]
>>
>>
>> "wow, big code base"
>> Is there any documentation on how to project is laid out? Stepping
>> into a new project is always a little daunting.
>>
>>
>> "Apache project?"
>> As someone outside of the ASF, I don't really know what contributing
>> on an Apache project means.
>>

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