Code.gov - Unlocking the potential of the Federal Government’s software.
Code.gov is a website promoting good practices in code development, collaboration, and reuse across the U.S. Government. Code.gov will provide tools and guidance to help agencies implement the Federal Source Code Policy. It will include an inventory of the government's custom code to promote reuse between agencies and will provide tools to help government and the public collaborate on open source projects.
To learn more about the project, check out this blog post.
Code.gov is an open source project, so we invite your contributions, be it in the form of code, design, or ideas.
The development of code.gov is guided by the requirements set forth in Section 7.2 (Code Inventories and Discovery), Section 7.3 (Code.gov), and Section 7.6 (Agency Policy) of the Federal Source Code Policy. Namely:
"Within 90 days of the publication date of this policy, the Administration will launch https://www.code.gov, an online collection of tools, best practices, and schemas to help agencies implement this policy.";
"Within 90 days of the publication date of this policy, each agency’s CIO—in consultation with the agency’s CAO—shall develop an agency-wide policy that addresses the requirements of this [document.]"; and
"Within 120 days of the publication date of this policy, each agency must update—and thereafter keep up to date—its inventory of agency information resources to include an enterprise code inventory that lists custom-developed code for or by the agency after the publication of this policy."
For documentation on how to configure code-gov-web, go here.
Here’s how you can help contribute to code.gov:
Source Code Policy
If you have questions, please feel free to open an issue here: https://github.com/presidential-innovation-fellows/code-gov-web/issues or send us an email at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
After you have cloned this repo, you can use
npm install to install all of the
You can then run the server using
By default, the development server will listen on http://localhost:2700/. You can change the default port by setting the
PORT environment variable before starting the server (for example,
PORT=3000 npm start).
This app uses Karma + Jasmine to handle unit testing. Run
npm test to execute
tests. To add tests, simply create a file with
.spec.ts as the extension and
your tests will be included.
End-to-end testing is done with Protractor and tests are written in Jasmine with the Protractor API used to locate elements and interact with the page. Running e2e tests requires the following steps:
npm startto start the application.
- In a second terminal window, run
npm run webdriver:startto start the selenium server used to run the tests. This step must be done before the next step.
- In a third terminal window, run
npm run e2e. The Chrome browser will be launched to run the tests and the test results will be displayed in this window.
End-to-end tests need to be written in a file with an
This app uses the
github-deploy package for handling deployment. To configure
deployment, customize the
files to match your settings. When ready to deploy, run
npm run federalist-deploy:dev or
npm run federalist-deploy:prod, depending on your
If you are deploying from a fork, you will have to set
GIT_REMOTE_NAME environmental variable,
GIT_REMOTE_NAME="upstream" npm run federalist-deploy.
Deploying Arbitrary Branch
If you'd like to deploy an arbitrary branch, set the
GIT_BRANCH_NAME environmental variable. For example the following code will deploy the current branch to https://federalist-proxy.app.cloud.gov/preview/gsa/code-gov-web/federalist-demo/#/
GIT_BRANCH_NAME="federalist-demo" npm run federalist-deploy
Specifying API URL
The app uses the production API by default. To use the staging API, set an API_URL environmental variable for the npm process. Here's two examples:
API_URL=stag npm run start API_URL=staging npm run start API_URL='https://code-api-staging.app.cloud.gov/api/' npm run start API_URL=staging GIT_REMOTE_NAME=upstream npm run federalist-deploy:dev
Specifying an API Key
The app uses the API key provided in the code-gov-config.json by default.
If you want to override that, specify an
CODE_GOV_API_KEY environmental variable. Here's an example:
CODE_GOV_API_KEY=l87sfdi7ybc2bic7bai8cb2i176c3b872tb3 npm run server
When pushing to staging or dev branches, you might run into an occasional error warning that the branch you're pushing to already exists. If you see this, you need to clear the cache in the gh-pages module using this command:
rm -rf node_modules/gh-pages/.cache
Generating License Data
To update the
dependency_licenses.json file, run
npm run licenses.
The directories in
src/app are organized around the pillars of Angular, along
with several additional custom file types. When creating new files, be sure to
add your file and any necessary templates, styles, and tests to a directory
dedicated to your new file in the appropriate place.
For the most part, components are organized based on the navigation structure of
the app. For example, you can find Policy Guide content in
Most Components have a
component file. Template files
are composed of HTML with Angular syntax for inserting content and view
conditionals. Styles are encapsulated by default unless the Component has
ViewEncapsulation disabled, so global class names are generally not an issue.
This app follows the official Angular Style Guide. Please ensure you follow the naming conventions defined in this guide.
We sometimes use the word
entities. It basically means something that has repositories. Agencies are types of entities.
As stated in CONTRIBUTING:
[..] this project is in the worldwide public domain (in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication).
All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.
This repo is built on top of the Angular2 Webpack Starter from Angular Class and includes the original [MIT License](/AngularClass License.txt). Should you choose to use this repo for your own purposes, be sure to retain the MIT license that comes with it.
For a detailed list of licenses from each of the
node_modules, view the Dependency Licenses file.