As a developer who frequently works with Trello and GitHub, I have found it incredibly useful to be able to attach a pull request from Trello directly to a GitHub repository. In this article, I will guide you through the process and share some personal insights and tips along the way.
Step 1: Setting Up Trello Power-Up
The first thing you need to do is ensure that you have the Trello Power-Up for GitHub installed on your Trello board. To do this, go to the board’s menu, click on “Power-Ups,” and search for “GitHub.” Once you find the GitHub Power-Up, click on “Add” to enable it for your board.
Step 2: Linking Your GitHub Account
After enabling the GitHub Power-Up, you will need to link your GitHub account to Trello. Click on the “Connect GitHub Account” button and follow the prompts to authorize the integration. This will allow Trello to access your GitHub repositories.
Step 3: Creating a Card and Attach a Pull Request
Now that you have the GitHub Power-Up enabled and your accounts linked, it’s time to create a card for the pull request you want to attach. Click on “Add a card” to create a new card on your Trello board and give it a relevant title.
Next, open the newly created card and click on the “Attachment” button in the card’s sidebar. In the search bar, start typing the name of the repository where the pull request resides. Once you select the correct repository, you will see a list of pull requests associated with that repository.
Choose the pull request you want to attach, and Trello will automatically add a link to the pull request in the card’s attachments. This link will allow you to navigate directly to the pull request in GitHub whenever you need to reference or review it.
Step 4: Adding Personal Touches and Commentary
One of the great aspects of using Trello is the ability to customize your cards with personal touches and commentary. When attaching a pull request, I often find it helpful to add a brief summary or comment about the pull request’s purpose or any specific details I want to highlight.
To add personal touches to your card, simply click on the card and start typing in the comment section. You can also format your comments using Markdown syntax, allowing you to add headers, code snippets, or even bullet lists.
Attaching a pull request from Trello to GitHub is a seamless process that enhances the collaboration between project management and code repositories. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily connect these two powerful tools and streamline your development workflow.
Remember to leverage the flexibility of Trello by adding personal touches and commentary to your cards. This will help you and your team stay organized, informed, and engaged throughout the development process.