Contribution Guideline

Contribution prerequisites

  • When you start on a task please mention that on issue
  • Always base of your branch from latest dev branch
  • Write tests for your code
  • Always include issue number with a hash on your commit and pull request (e.g #43)
  • Follow the coding style Code Style

Minimum Viable Pull Request

Git workflow

First time setup

[Fork the repo if you are outside collaborator.]

  1. Clone the project to your local pc
$ git clone

for outside collaborator

$ git clone{yourusername}/goodwork.git
  1. Configure remotes:
$ cd goodwork
$ git remote add origin
  1. Setup application

Using docker

Docker & Docker Compose must be installed

a) Copy .env from .env.example

cp .env.example .env

b) Define environment variable

Set app port, db credentials and mail driver credentials in .env file. Also provide SSL_CERT_DOMAIN(your domain) and SSL_CERT_DIR(directory of your ssl certificates file) values for ssl setup.(Not needed for local development)

c) Run the installer

sudo chmod +x
./ local

To stop server: ./cmd stop & to start server ./cmd start

Login Credentials for Admin User email: password: secret

Useful Commands

Install Manually

$ git checkout dev
$ git pull origin dev
$ composer install
$ cp .env.example .env
$ php artisan key:generate
$ npm install

Regular workflow

  1. Create a branch for new issue from dev branch latest commit (the branch name should be as “issue[number]”. E.g. – “issue7”):
$ git checkout -b issue[number]
  1. Develop on issue[number] branch, but Do not merge the upstream master with your development branch!!
  2. Run test to ensure all tests are passed before commiting
  3. Commit changes to issue[number] branch:
$ git add .
$ git commit -m "commit message"
  1. Push branch to Github:
$ git push origin issue[number]
  1. Repeat steps 2-5 till development is complete.
  2. Fetch upstream changes that were done by other contributors:
$ git fetch origin
  1. Update local dev branch:
$ git checkout dev
$ git pull origin dev
  1. Rebase issue[number] branch on top of the upstream dev:
$ git checkout issue[number]
$ git rebase dev
  1. In the process of the rebase, it may discover conflicts. In that case it will stop and allow you to fix the conflicts. After fixing conflicts,run all test to ensure nothing breaks and then just run:
$ git add .
$ git rebase --continue
  1. Push branch to GitHub (force changes to your issue branch, it is not a common branch). Rebasing means recreation of commits, so noway to push without force. NEVER force to common branch.:
$ git push origin issue[number] --force
  1. Send a Pull Request. Attention: Please, recheck that in your pull request you send only your changes, and no other changes!! Check it by command:
$ git diff issue[number] upstream/dev
  1. Remove issue branch after successful pull request:
$ git branch -D issue[number]
$ git push origin :issue[number]


  • Never push to master or dev branch
  • Work on feature branch
  • Don't name your local working branch feature, rather give it name of your task id e.g issue7
  • Test before you push. Do not push half-done work.
  • Create a pull request in dev branch
  • Code will be reviewed by peers, if everything seems right then code will be merged

Commit and messages

  • Commit message should be brief but descriptive enough to convey the message of what has been done in this commit, example

Add delete user option in the dashboard

Or like this

Replace jQuery onReady listener with plain JS; fixes #13

  • Add issue number in final commit message when the task is complete

Coding style

Goodwork follows the PSR-2 coding standard and the PSR-4 autoloading standard and StandardJS style for Javascript file StandardJS.


Notable changes in source file should be recorded in file. Format of the record should be like below

## Version no. (Release date)

## Change
- Message [Issue no](Issue url)

Types of changes

  • Added for new features.
  • Changed for changes in existing functionality.
  • Deprecated for soon-to-be removed features.
  • Removed for now removed features.
  • Fixed for any bug fixes.
  • Security in case of vulnerabilities.