Contributing to graphql-js
We want to make contributing to this project as easy and transparent as possible. Hopefully this document makes the process for contributing clear and answers any questions you may have. If not, feel free to open an Issue.
We use GitHub issues to track public bugs and requests. Please ensure your bug description is clear and has sufficient instructions to be able to reproduce the issue. The best way is to provide a reduced test case on jsFiddle or jsBin.
All active development of graphql-js happens on GitHub. We actively welcome your pull requests.
Since graphql-js is a reference implementation of the GraphQL spec, only changes which comply with this spec will be considered. If you have a change in mind which requires a change to the spec, please first open an issue against the spec.
GraphQL Specification Membership Agreement
This repository is managed by EasyCLA. Project participants must sign the free GraphQL Specification Membership agreement before making a contribution. You only need to do this one time, and it can be signed by individual contributors or their employers.
To initiate the signature process please open a PR against this repo. The EasyCLA bot will block the merge if we still need a membership agreement from you.
You can find detailed information here. If you have issues, please email email@example.com.
If your company benefits from GraphQL and you would like to provide essential financial support for the systems and people that power our community, please also consider membership in the GraphQL Foundation.
Fork this repo by using the "Fork" button in the upper-right
Check out your fork
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:your_name_here/graphql-js.git
Install or Update all dependencies
Get coding! If you've added code, add tests. If you've changed APIs, update any relevant documentation or tests. Ensure your work is committed within a feature branch.
Ensure all tests pass
This project uses Prettier for standard formatting. To
ensure your pull request matches the style guides, run
npm run prettier.
- 2 spaces for indentation (no tabs)
- 80 character line length strongly preferred.
- ES6 syntax when possible. However do not rely on ES6-specific functions to be available.
- Use TypeScript.
- Use semicolons;
- Trailing commas,
- Avd abbr wrds.
Release on NPM
Only core contributors may release to NPM.
To release a new version on NPM, first ensure all tests pass with
npm version patch|minor|major in order to increment the version in
package.json and tag and commit a release. Then
git push && git push --tags
to sync this change with source control. Then
npm publish npmDist to actually
publish the release to NPM.
Once published, add release notes.
Use semver to determine which version part to increment.
Example for a patch release:
npm test npm version patch git push --follow-tags npm publish npmDist
By contributing to graphql-js, you agree that your contributions will be licensed under its MIT license.