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Idil Saglam
Idil Saglam

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The Power of Conventional Commits ✨✨

In the world of software development, the art of communication is just as important as the code itself. This article aims to demystify Conventional Commits, exploring their benefits and how they can transform your project's collaboration and versioning.

What Are Conventional Commits?

Conventional Commits refer to a lightweight, easy-to-follow convention for writing clear and descriptive commit messages.

✨✨ The idea is simple: ✨✨
Structure your commit messages in a predictable manner that clearly communicates the nature of the change to other developers and automated tools.

A basic Conventional Commit message might look like this:

feat(login): add the remember me checkbox

This message is broken down into three parts:

  1. feat: A prefix indicating the type of change. In this case, a new feature.
  2. (login): An optional scope to provide additional contextual information. Here, it specifies that the change affects the login feature.
  3. add the remember me checkbox: A succinct description of the change.

Why Conventional Commits, what are the benefits of it?

1. Improved Readability 👀
Commit history becomes significantly more readable and understandable. This clarity is invaluable for new team members, code reviews, and anyone trying to understand the evolution of a project.

2. Automated Versioning and Changelog Generation
Tools like Semantic Release can parse these structured commit messages to automate versioning and changelog generation, streamlining your release process and ensuring consistent version management.

3. Enhanced Collaboration
Clear commit messages set a standard for project communication, reducing ambiguities and misunderstandings. This is particularly crucial in distributed teams where asynchronous communication dominates.

4. Better Discipline
The requirement to consider the commit message format naturally encourages developers to commit coherent, self-contained changes, leading to a cleaner, more organized commit history.


Conventional Commits offer a simple yet powerful way to enhance your project's communication, versioning, and collaboration. By adopting this practice, you improve your project's maintainability and foster a culture of clarity and precision in your development team. Start small, integrate tooling to support the process, and watch your project's commit history transform into a well-organized, informative log that serves as documentation and a communication tool.

Happy coding, and may your commits always be conventional!

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Mohamed Ismail

Hi @idilsaglam, Recently started using conventional commits, It's quite useful.