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Re: To getting started for contribution at your GitHub repo
I appreciate self-motivated letters, so I decided to guide you through
Here is a simple task for you:
The work here is concentrated in `mysql` client.
First, you need to compile the code base. I recommend going through these
If you use windows, here's another link
Take a look into mysql.cc file and try to find what to fix.
For a comfortable development install some C++ IDE. For big projects like
MariaDB i recommend one of the following:
* JetBrains CLion, but it 's hungry for RAM. Use it if you have more than
* QTCreator is good and feature-rich IDE
* Visual Studio is a good choice if you use windows.
Omkar, there are some other beginner-friendly tasks i'll be glad to share
but to make a more serious and notable contribution, you have to study
computer science to a serious level. I want to give you some
recommendations on this as well.
SQL server work relies a lot on understanding how indexing works. So to
participate at full power, you need a very good knowledge on algorithms and
* Basic algorithms and algorithm complexity, O-notation.
* Sorting algorithms, like qsort. binary search. Heap data structure.
* Dynamic programming. Substring finding algorithms, like
* Graph algorithms. BFS, DFS, Shortest path algorithms.
* Tree data structures: Binary balanced trees (AVL/red-black), Radix tree,
Trie, Disjoint-Set Forests.
I found some free course that resembles to what I mentioned: one
* And I hardly recommend this amazing book:
Cormen, Leiserson. Rivest: Introduction to algorithms
* Participate in ICPC <https://icpc.global/>. Ask your teachers how, maybe
they'll help you find the training courses in your area. Programming
contests really help a lot to sharpen your programming skills.
You can email me back anytime, and I'll try to answer any questions and
Also you can write me on Zulip: https://mariadb.zulipchat.com/. I am Nikita