Very thorough overview from Lullabot. Even though I think overall I am pretty good at this stuff, I picked up one or two tips, like writing ticket titles to complete the phrase “This ticket will….” (writing ticket titles and commit message starting with a verb is nothing new, but this is a helpful little mind trick).
When I see a ticket with the title, “Some Links are Yellow,” I think to myself, “Yes, yes they are. I’m assuming they shouldn’t be since you created a ticket, but what do you want me to do? Should all links be yellow? Or none of them? What color should they be?”
If you've never given this stuff much thought, definitely give this a read.