Step 1. Build the source
First, clone the YugabyteDB GitHub repo.
git clone https://github.com/yugabyte/yugabyte-db.git
Next, build the source code.
Optionally, you may want to run the unit tests.
Step 2. Start a local cluster
Having built the source, you can start a local cluster.
Step 3. Make the change
You should now make your change, recompile the code and test out your change.
NoteYou should read the code style guide.
Step 4. Add unit tests
Depending on the change, you should add unit tests to make sure they do not break as the codebase is modified.
Step 5. Re-run unit tests
Re-run the unit tests with your changes and make sure all tests pass.
Step 6. Submit a pull request
Congratulations on the change! You should now submit a pull request for a code review and leave a message on the Slack channel. Once the code review passes, your code will get merged in.