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Thank you for taking the time to make a contribution to Lens. The following document is a set of guidelines and instructions for contributing to Lens.

When contributing to this repository, please consider first discussing the change you wish to make by opening an issue.

Local Development Environment#

Prerequisites for development and contribution:

  • Nodejs v16 (with npm >= v8)
  • git

Some scripts that are good to know about

  • npm run dev - builds and starts the app
  • npm run clean - cleanup local environment build artifacts

GitHub Workflow#

We use the GitHub flow, so all code changes are tracked via Pull Requests. A detailed guide on the recommended workflow can be found below:

Code Testing#

All submitted PRs go through a set of tests and reviews. You can run most of these tests before a PR is submitted. In fact, we recommend it, because it will save on many possible review iterations and automated tests. The testing guidelines can be found here:


By contributing, you agree that your contributions will be licensed as described in LICENSE.