When you do Test Driven Development, a completed test is a very logical point in time to do a commit. Also, it's kind of a breaking point because you will then step to another piece.
With this approach, you get very granular commits (which I personally love)
Absolutely. After I read the article, seeing that the author had trouble in the past finding a good point to commit, I searched for "test driven" just to see if anyone else had the same intuition.
The hard part about using TDD to drive commits is that writing good tests is a very different skill from writing good code, and that you'll (initially) sink a lot of time into writing, maintaining and debugging tests instead of staying in the flow and just writing a test, see it fail, write some code, until you find that the tests you have are sufficient. I think I had to do TDD every day for almost a year before I was able to find good commit points while writing tests.
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