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# Contributing
Prometheus uses GitHub to manage reviews of pull-requests.
## Getting Started
1. Reach out via our [mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/prometheus-developers) and ask us what
the current priorities are. We can find a good isolated starter project for you.
2. Keeping code hygiene is important. We thusly have a practical preference
for the following:
1. Run ``make format`` to ensure the correctness of the Go code's layout.
2. Run ``make advice`` to find facial errors with a static
analyzer. In addition, consider running
[`golint`](https://github.com/golang/lint).
3. Try to capture your changes in some form of a test. Go makes it easy to
write [Table Driven Tests](https://code.google.com/p/go-wiki/wiki/TableDrivenTests).
There is no mandate to use this said scaffolding mechanism, but it _can_
make your life easier in the right circumstances.
4. Relevant style guidelines are the [Go Code Review
Comments](https://code.google.com/p/go-wiki/wiki/CodeReviewComments)
and the _Formatting and style_ section of Peter Bourgon's [Go:
Best Practices for Production
Environments](http://peter.bourgon.org/go-in-production/#formatting-and-style).
3. Welcome aboard!
Prometheus uses GitHub to manage reviews of pull requests.
* If you have a trivial fix or improvement, go ahead and create a pull
request, addressing (with `@...`) one or more of the maintainers
(see [AUTHORS.md](AUTHORS.md)) in the description of the pull request.
* If you plan to do something more involved, first discuss your ideas
on our [mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/prometheus-developers).
This will avoid unnecessary work and surely give you and us a good deal
of inspiration.
* Relevant coding style guidelines are the [Go Code Review
Comments](https://code.google.com/p/go-wiki/wiki/CodeReviewComments)
and the _Formatting and style_ section of Peter Bourgon's [Go: Best
Practices for Production
Environments](http://peter.bourgon.org/go-in-production/#formatting-and-style).
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