[Almost] nobody likes writing documentation, and same for the changelogs! So, can we automate them and improve both user and developer experiences? Of course!
We will review the Release Drafter - a handy changelog automation tool for those who use GitHub or GitHub Enterprise. It can be used as a GitHub Action and can easily generate changelog drafts, using pull requests and labels as a foundation. Many advanced features are included, e.g. text formatting and substitutions, semantic versioning support, and management at the organization level. So let’s take this tool and configure it for a project together!
During the presentation we will also review the changelog automation examples from WireMock, Testcontainers, Jenkins and other open source communities. Those examples just need copy and paste.
Oleg Nenashev
Oleg is a developer tools hacker, open source community builder and consultant currently working on Gradle. He is CNF/CDF Ambassador and a core maintainer in the Jenkins project where he writes code, mentors contributors and organizes community events. a CDF and CNCF ambassador. Oleg has a PhD degree in electronics design and volunteers in the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, and in a number of Ukrainian support and Russian anti-war organizations.