Do you keep a tidy Git commit history?

Ali Haydar
4 min readSep 23, 2021

Commits form one of the core concepts in git. They are snapshots of your branch at a certain point, recording your code changes. When you create a new commit, you usually add a message that describes your code changes. The commit messages are the logs of your changes.

In multiple instances, I have encountered unclear commit messages. This was frustrating, not just because of my slight obsession with quality and tidiness but also because I needed to urgently understand what was going on in this change to fix a production bug. Has this change caused the bug? Should…

Ali Haydar

Software engineer (JS | REACT | Node | AWS | Test Automation)