When working with code, explaining to others what we've done in our code is not easy. Writing commit messages to convey our changes can vary for each team member. Everyone has their own way of writing commit messages, and sometimes we don't know what to write in the commits.
Every team member communicates their changes differently, making it difficult to understand what changes have occurred. What if we established a standard or team agreement for writing commit messages?
The solution is to use Conventional Commits.
Conventional commits are a specification that helps write semantic messages by following certain rules. These rules make it easy for us to know what and how to write our commits.
When writing a commit following the conventional commits guide, it has the following structure.
type: scope: description or message optional body optional footer
The type expresses the intention, and the scope indicates the affected area. For example:
fix: (icon-library) Change the input prop of the state icon to match the identifier. Refs: #jira-ticket-number or pbi
More options are:
feat: new feature
fix: when fix a bug.
docs: documentation, edit markdown etc.
chore: changes don't affect code or source code.
You have additional options such as test, revert, build, ci, styles, or BREAKING CHANGE. For more options, please refer to the official documentation.
I prefer to use an extension instead of writing every time or make it easy with a single click, integrating it into my IDE or terminal.
We learned how to use Conventional Commits to provide a standardized approach to writing commit messages, making it easier for team members to understand code changes.
I hope to use it with an extension in your IDE or Terminal for future projects.