This document contains coding conventions, and things to watch out for, etc.

Coding conventions

We follow most of the practices as detailed in the Mozilla webdev bootcamp guide.

It is recommended that you install the linter we provide as a pre-commit hook:

$ ./scripts/hooks/lint.pre-commit

Git conventions

Git workflow

See Patching Kitsune for how we use Git, branches and merging.

Git commit messages

Git commit messages should have the following form:

[bug xxxxxxx] Short summary

Longer explanation with paragraphs and lists and all that where
each line is under 72 characters.

* bullet 1
* bullet 2

Etc. etc.

Summary line should be capitalized, short and shouldn’t exceed 50 characters. Why? Because this is a convention many git tools take advantage of.

If the commit relates to a bug, the bug should show up in the summary line in brackets.

There should be a blank line between the summary and the rest of the commit message. Lines shouldn’t exceed 72 characters.

See these guidelines for some more explanation.

Git resources and tools

See Webdev bootcamp guide for:

  • helpful resources for learning git
  • helpful tools