How to Contribute to the Google Ads API Client Library for Perl
Overview: We Welcome Your Contributions
Welcome and thank you for your interest in contributing to the Google Ads API Client Library for Perl. Open source contributions are important to foster a vibrant developer community and help us provide a world-class developer experience. We value your contributions, no matter how small. Even small documentation fixes can go a long way in helping other developers use our API. Before contributing, please review the guidelines and best practices below.
- Providing Feedback
This repository is specifically for the Google Ads API Client Library for Perl. If you have feedback related to the Google Ads API, please submit it by clicking the Send feedback button in the top right corner of this page.
We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to submit feature requests that will help improve this library.
If you see that someone has already created an issue that describes your proposed feature request, please upvote their idea to avoid duplicates and help our team prioritize feature requests. Github provides a similar issues search as you create new issues, which can help in this effort. In addition, if you have commentary or can build upon someone else’s idea, feel free to do so by adding a comment.
Please submit feature requests related to this repository by creating a new issue using the Feature Request template.
We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to report bugs that will help improve this library.
If you see that someone has already created a bug that describes your bug, please upvote their issue to avoid duplicates and help our team prioritize feature requests. In addition, if you have additional commentary that can help us solve the issue, please add a comment with the relevant information. It may be helpful to provide the request and response logs associated with your bug.
Please submit bugs related to this repository by creating a new issue using the Bug template.
Please do not include any personal identifiable information or authorization/access data in any of the information you post.
Contributor License Agreement (CLA)
Contributions to this project must be accompanied by a Contributor License Agreement. You (or your employer) retain the copyright to your contribution; this simply gives us permission to use and redistribute your contributions as part of the project. Head over to https://cla.developers.google.com/ to see your current agreements on file or to sign a new one.
You generally only need to submit a CLA once, so if you've already submitted one (even if it was for a different project), you probably don't need to do it again.
How Libraries are Generated
This section is intended to provide background regarding how we generate our client libraries so that you only submit pull requests that we will be able to use (we don’t want you wasting your time). We automatically generate the majority of our client library code from these protocol buffers that define the API. As a result, the names of certain methods and variables may be created automatically. Generated code is generally located in folders with the name of a version, such as V1 or V2. We will not be able to accept pull requests for open source improvements to the codebase related to generated code. Please share any feedback of this nature by creating an issue as we may be able to make fixes to the code generation process internally. We also welcome any pull requests related to this library not related to generated code.
Pull Request Submission Best Practices
If your pull request does not address an existing issue, we suggest creating an issue outlining your proposed changes to ensure they align with the existing roadmap and are able to be accepted. When making a pull request, first make your own forked copy of this repository, make any changes on a separate branch of that forked copy, then submit the pull request from your new fork/branch. Consult GitHub Help for more information on using pull requests.
All submissions, including submissions by project members, require review. Upon receiving your pull request, our team will review the changes and may provide you with feedback, questions, or comments in order to maintain a high level of quality throughout this repository. We ask that you address feedback in a timely manner so that we can merge your changes into the main branch.
Style Guidelines & Naming Conventions
Please conform your submitted code to the official Perl style guide. You can use perltidy to reformat your code based on the .perltidyrc file to comply with Google Style. In addition, please leave comments in your code in a manner consistent with other code in this repository.
If you see a feature request or bug in the issues list for which you would like to submit a pull request, please let us know by “claiming” the request in the comments, and we can assign the issue to you. This will help to avoid duplicate work.
If you make any changes to this codebase, ensure that all existing tests continue to pass. In addition, add tests that validate your changes to ensure that future changes do not break your new feature or bug fix.
This project follows Google's Open Source Community Guidelines.