Manually testing a pull requestΒΆ

This guide is aimed at both authors and reviewers of pull requests to properly test the pull request before merging.

Checkout to the Pull Request branch by running this command where <author> is the GitHub username of the PR author :

git clone https://github.com/<author>/<repository-name>
git checkout <branch-name>
  • Run the application locally and try to verify if the issue raised has been solved completely by the Pull Request changes.

  • If the changes are design specific, try to test the Pull Request in different screen sizes to check if the design is responsive.

  • Always keep the console/debugger window open to catch any warnings/errors that might otherwise go unnoticed.

  • If the application facilitates multiple user sign up, check with different users to catch any permission/security related issues.