Whiskey Web and Whatnot

A whiskey fueled fireside chat with your favorite web developers.


45: Conventional Commits vs. Release-It and Chatting About the Changelog

Show Notes

There are two types of engineers. The "normal" ones who strive to make their day-to-day lives as easy as possible and the Robbie's of the world who strive to do everything themselves until the last line of code is sealed in a changelog.  On that note, do you prefer conventional commits? Or the tools out there that make organization easier and, sometimes, automated? Chuck and Robbie don't see eye-to-eye on this particular topic so prepare yourself for the mildest smackdown of the century. In this episode, Chuck and Robbie discuss the pros and cons of release-it, the beauty of working system-agnostic, why Robbie prefers the changelog, and an attempt to stay abreast of frameworks like fresh coming into focus.  Key Takeaways * [00:33] - A whiskey review - Howler Head Banana Whiskey. * [09:12] - A mild smackdown on conventional commits versus release-it.  * [15:23] - Why Chuck and Robbie prefer the changelog.  * [20:35] - What is fresh? And Robbie leaks some internal R&D. * [26:42] - What Robbie thinks about the Chevy Blazer EV and SUVs in general. * [44:55] - How Chuck and his family acquired a Recall box.  Quotes [09:55] - "I don't dislike release-it. Let's be clear there. I just don't want to have to physically do anything beyond opening the pull request and closing the pull request." ~ @CharlesWthe3rd [https://twitter.com/CharlesWthe3rd] [13:01] - "I'm not a big fan of conventional commits because it adds a lot of noise to your commit log." ~ @rwwagner90 [https://twitter.com/rwwagner90] [15:06] - "I just think that you [Robbie] are different than a lot of engineers in that you're like, 'I want to touch and do all the things for all 16 jobs, I just want to do it myself and make sure it hits to the end' and other engineers are like, 'what script can I write to never do this again?'" ~ @CharlesWthe3rd [https://twitter.com/CharlesWthe3rd] Links * Howler Head Kentucky Banana Bourbon Whiskey [https://www.howlerhead.com] * Suggest a Whiskey on Twitter! [https://twitter.com/shipshapecode] * UFC [https://www.ufc.com] * Dana White  [https://www.instagram.com/danawhite/] * Wooler Brands [https://catalyst-spirits.com] * Fireball  [https://www.fireballwhisky.com] * Coke [https://www.coca-cola.com] * release-it  [https://github.com/release-it/release-it] * changelog [https://keepachangelog.com/en/1.0.0/]  * GitHub Actions [https://github.com/features/actions] * semantic-release-bot [https://www.npmjs.com/~semantic-release-bot] * Hacker News [https://news.ycombinator.com] * Microsoft  [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/] * GitLab [https://about.gitlab.com] * github-changelog-generator  [https://github.com/github-changelog-generator/github-changelog-generator] * Ember.js [https://emberjs.com] * fresh [https://fresh.deno.dev] * Next.js [https://nextjs.org] * Node [https://nodejs.org/en/] * Yarn [https://yarnpkg.com] * Hooks [https://reactjs.org/docs/hooks-intro.html] * Starbeam [https://github.com/wycats/starbeam/] * Astro [https://astro.build] * JavaScript [https://www.javascript.com]  * zerojs [http://technohippy.github.io/zero.js/] * nojs [https://www.npmjs.com/package/nojs] * Preact [https://preactjs.com] * React [https://reactjs.org] * Optix< [https://www.optixapp.com] --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whiskey-web-and-whatnot/message


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