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How to Contribute an Open Source Patch to CockroachDB

CockroachDB Engineering Manager Jordan Lewis shows you how to get started contributing open-source patches to CockroachDB. He takes a look, from start to finish, at what it takes to add some simple new functionality to the database. For this video, he adds the INITCAP built-in, and then plays with leetspeak().

Expect to learn:

  • How to check out the CockroachDB source code for the first time
  • How to compile CockroachDB from scratch
  • How to add a built-in function to the database
  • How to add tests for your function
  • And how to submit a pull request for review

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