02 May '12, 7am

They practically couldn't make it easier to contribute to the Rails docs

If you ever spot room for improvement or an error in the Rails documentation -- and that includes the Rails Guides and the API docs -- they've made the process extremely easy. If you've been waiting for "the right moment" to start contributing to open-source software, this might be it. The docrails project on Github , has public write-access enabled so that anyone can push documentation fixes. This Rails blog post goes into full detail on the docrails project, but here's the short and sweet version: Never touch any source code in commits that get pushed to docrails. If you need to change code, make a pull request to the main Rails project. docrails is for changes to RDoc, guides, and README files. docrails will occasionally be merged into rails, and vice versa. docrails has maintainers who ensure that no "poor" commits to docrails make it into the rails repo. If you're con...

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