Let’s talk about git commit messages.
I’m sure you’ve seen or written git commits which aren’t exactly that helpful. The problem is so prevalent, some one has even built a website where you can generate your own horrendous ones.
What we need is a convention to follow. Luckily, there is one called Conventional Commits.
A specification for adding human and machine readable meaning to commit messages.
The most useful part of these conventional commit messages are the types. These are;
So you would write you commit messages in the following format;
git commit -am "test: added tests for a new blog system"
git commit -am "feat: created new blog"
git commit -am "docs: added documentation for creating blog posts"
git commit -am "fix: correct the date format"
You can use a tool such as Commitizen to help you generate these messages.