@@ -19,3 +19,12 @@ Here are some ways for you to get involved in the community:
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+## Code Conventions and Housekeeping
+None of these is essential for a pull request, but they will all help. They can also be added after the original pull request but before a merge.
+* Use the Spring Framework code format conventions (import `eclipse-code-formatter.xml` from the root of the project if you are using Eclipse).
+* Make sure all new .java files to have a simple Javadoc class comment with at least an @author tag identifying you, and preferably at least a paragraph on what the class is for.
+* Add the ASF license header comment to all new .java files (copy from existing files in the project)
+* Add yourself as an @author to the .java files that you modify substantially (moew than cosmetic changes).
+* Add some Javadocs and, if you change the namespace, some XSD doc elements (Spring AMQP is not stellar in this area yet, but it will have to come up to scratch one day, so you will be helping a lot).
+* A few unit tests would help a lot as well - someone has to do it.