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Re: To getting started for contribution at your GitHub repo


Thank you, I will check it out. And I'll do my best

On Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 6:53 PM Nikita Malyavin <nikitamalyavin@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hello Omkar!
> I appreciate self-motivated letters, so I decided to guide you through
> basic contribution.
> Here is a simple task for you:
> https://jira.mariadb.org/browse/MDEV-25374
> The work here is concentrated in `mysql` client.
> First, you need to compile the code base. I recommend going through these
> links:
> https://mariadb.org/get-involved/getting-started-for-developers/get-code-build-test/
> https://mariadb.com/kb/en/generic-build-instructions/
> If you use windows, here's another link
> <https://mariadb.com/kb/en/Building_MariaDB_on_Windows/>.
> 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
> 8GB.
> * 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
> with you,
> 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
> data structures.
> * Basic algorithms and algorithm complexity, O-notation.
> * Sorting algorithms, like qsort. binary search. Heap data structure.
> * Dynamic programming. Substring finding algorithms, like
> Knuth-Morris-Pratt
> * 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
> <https://www.coursera.org/learn/algorithms-part1>, two
> <https://www.coursera.org/learn/algorithms-part2>, three
> <https://www.coursera.org/learn/analysis-of-algorithms>.
> * And I hardly recommend this amazing book:
> Cormen, Leiserson. Rivest: Introduction to algorithms
> <https://sd.blackball.lv/library/Introduction_to_Algorithms_Third_Edition_(2009).pdf>
> * 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.
> Good luck!
> Nikita Malyavin
> MariaDB Developer
> P.S.
> You can email me back anytime, and I'll try to answer any questions and
> provide help.
> Also you can write me on Zulip: https://mariadb.zulipchat.com/. I am
> Nikita Malyavin there:)