Shift

Haskell


A changelog generator.

Born out of the frustration that comes out of having to manually update changelog files, Shift is a tool that can automatically generate a change log based on a project’s Git history.

To be ultimately useful, Shift does require that the project follows a git commit convention. In it’s initial implementation, it solely supports the Angular commit convention since it is one of the most popular of these kind of conventions and fairly easy to parse.

I chose Haskell to write this project due to its very powerful and declarative parsing libraries, which are use extensively to parse commit messages and bodies.

Additionally, Shift takes advantage of projects hosted on GitHub and can generate richer changelogs by embedding links to commit diffs and author profiles.