hackety-hack.com is the web backend powering the collaborative features of Hackety Hack. It is written in Rails 3 and continues to be under active development (see 'Helping Out'), the switch to Rails 3 happened quite recently so there's still lots to be done.
If you have any experience writing Rails apps, feel free to help out, we're open to pull requests as long as you follow a few conditions.
- Test your code, we really can't stress this enough, ideally you should be practicing TDD and writing tests before you even write your code. If you don't test your code, we have no way of knowing if it works properly so please do test.
- If it's a major feature, file an issue, if you file an issue we can discuss certain aspects of the new feature with you and ensure it's a good fit for hackety-hack.com.
Once you've cloned this repository, running
script/bootstrap should tell you everything you need to know.
In case you prefer gems to be managed entirely by bundler run this before bootstrapping:
bundle config --global path .bundle bundle config --global binstubs bin export PATH="$PWD/bin:$PATH"
Be careful with using
$PATH it is very risky when used with public projects.
Dependencies for the curious:
- Ruby: 1.9.3 is preferred.
- MongoDB: 2.2.x or 2.4.x
As long as you have those things, the script will handle the rest as best it can, including installing the gem dependencies with Bundler.
Additionally, if you're not a developer and you have a feature you'd really like to see on the site, file an issue and we'll be sure to look into it on your behalf.