What is Gitmoji?
Gitmoji is pretty dope. Put simply, it's a standard for using emojis in your commit messages.
Removed a file or a leftover
console.log? Add a 🔥 emoji to the beginning of your commit message. Fixed a layout bug in Safari? Add a 🐛 emoji. Added some sweet styles for that new Copy with Media component? Add a 💄 emoji.
So easy. So effective. Another developer can review your pull request and gain a lot of context just by scanning your commit messages before diving deeper.
- Start using Gitmoji yourself. Add an emoji to the beginning of each of your commits. You gotta set a good example and use it in every commit. Don't mess this up!
- Make sure you send a link to Gitmoji in Slack a few times as a subtle hint to your coworkers.
- Say good things about it so your coworkers feel like they're missing out.
- Tell newer developers that this is the way to do things where you work. Get them using emojis. Get them on your side. They are easy to influence.
- Bribe a coworker. A small bribe can go a long way to nudge the progress forward here. Don't be afraid to buy someone a beer 🍻 if they'll try out Gitmoji.
- Just wait a little bit. Things will fall into place. Be patient.
- After a few days, the whole office will be using it. Nice work. 👍
Making Things Easier
Get Gitmoji for VS Code and use it. You're welcome.