Want to contribute to flask-simple? AWESOME!

There’s only a few things you need to know to get started:

  1. All development is done on the Github repo.
  2. When you send a pull request, please send it to the develop branch – this is where active development happens.
  3. Please add tests if you can – it’ll make accepting your pull requests a lot easier!

That’s about it!

Setup Your Environment

To get started developing, you’ll want to fork flask-simple on Github.

After that, you’ll need to check out the develop branch, as this is where you should ‘base’ your development from:

$ git clone
$ cd flask-simple
$ git fetch origin develop:develop
$ git checkout develop

Next, create a new branch that describes the change you want to make:

$ git checkout -b bug-fix

Next, you’ll want to install all of the local dependencies with pip:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

After that, you’ll want to install the flask-simple package in development mode:

$ python develop

Lastly, you’ll want to configure your AWS access keys as environment variables so you can run the tests:

$ export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=xxx

Running Tests

After writing some code, you’ll need to run the tests to ensure everything is still working ok! This can be done by running:

$ python test

From the project’s root directory.


The tests take a while to run – this is on purpose, as Amazon rate limits your requests.

Submitting Your Pull Request

Now that you’ve added an awesome feature or fixed a bug, you probably want to submit your pull request, so let’s do it!

First, you’ll want to push your topic branch to your Github fork:

$ git push origin bug-fix

Then, go to Github on your fork, and submit a pull request from your topic branch into the develop branch on the main flask-simple repository.

That’s it!


I’d also like to give you a big shout out for any contributions you make. You are totally fucking awesome and I love you.


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