To create a useful revision history, teams should first agree on a commit message convention to use. This also applies to personal projects.
Version control software is an essential part of modern-day software developer practices.
By far, Git is the most widely used version control system in the world. It is a distributed and actively maintained open source project originally developed in 2005 by Linus Torvalds, the famous creator of the Linux operating system kernel.
New to Git? Check out the official getting started guide or this slide from a past talk I gave.
What is a commit message?
The commit command is used to save changes to a local repository after staging in Git. However, before you can save changes in Git, you have to tell Git which changes you want to save as you might have made tons of edits. A great way to do that is by adding a commit message to identify your changes.