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Git 50/72: the rule of well formed Git commit messages
5 ways to speed up code reviews with Git, Mercurial and Subversion
How to speed up code reviews
This page collects various articles that demonstrate how to use Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket Server for the best results. Most reads are about 5 minutes.
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Easy-to-understand commit messages in version control systems are important to maintain a clear project history. Who will remember after six months what a two-word message (e.g.: Fixed bugs) meant? Similarly, a novel about the solution and the shining talents of the developer doesn't help understanding the original intent either. The 50/72 rule is about balancing and sharing the right amount of information in commit messages to build a clean code history. Using it in your team is not wishful thinking: learn how you can take advantage of it in a quick and painless way.
Code reviews and code commit best practices under Git, Mercurial (and Subversion to some extent) are ever-green and controversial topics in the DevOps community. In this blog post we make the case for a well-thought out code change practice and try to prove that if it's done right and supported with the right apps, then following the best practice is not only easy, but it improves your practices as a developer. Read this blog post and feel the change, regardless which side of the code review are you.
In this section you can find articles written by Atlassian Solution Partner teams, using their unique knowledge, eventually in their native language. These are hosted at the partner's own website.
Ask anyone in the DevOps community and chances are, they will tell you that code review is time-consuming and frequently boring, but it’s a critical phase of the software development process. What they mention less often is that the long back and forths with developers can be spared if you first get your commits right.