My first pull request - WebApiContrib.Formatting.CollectionJson
In my latest project I am using the great Collection+Json ASP.NET Web API library that Glenn Block put up on GitHub a while ago. After using it for a while I decided to refactor my code and use something other than an int for my type identifiers. When I changed to use the generic type, I discovered an issue with the code that had added the generic identifier capability to the library. The Create method was still retuning an int instead of the generic TId.
So I wrote up the issue on GitHub and Glenn Block immediately responded asking if I was going to submit a Pull Request. I am still relatively new to git and am still trying to grok it. But since I had already forked the repository and updated the code, I figured this would be as good time as any to figure how to submit a pull request.
Even though it was a one line change to the return type of the Create method, I realized that there were no unit tests for the CollectionJsonController class taking a generic identifier value. So I decided I should fix that as well and created a XUnit test for this scenario by cloning the existing tests with just a Controller that used a string for the identifier. Once I had the tests and the code working, I went about figure out how to submit my first pull request.
I found an excellent resource that made the process relativity straight forward and painless. https://www.openshift.com/wiki/github-workflow-for-submitting-pull-requests
You can find my first pull request (modest as it may be) at