Git Versioning

After you’ve learnt about standardising git commit messages you can use that data and do some nice things.

You can automate versioning and CHANGELOG generation using Semantic Versioning

First, use NodeJS to install the “standard-version” dependency. This is only required in development.

npm install standard-version --save-dev

Next, you can add the command to the package.json scripts, so you can easily call it.

  "scripts": {
    "release": "standard-version"

Now, when you run npm run release it will version the based on the commit messages and generate a changelog automatically.