Git development workflow2 min read
Git, it's the most popular version control system and widely the most used for tech companies. In fact, as a software developer you'll be continuously using a tool like that.
I'll try to explain the best workflow I've found so far working on a codebase with a lot of people. There's no silver bullet for Git, but from my own experience feature branches, rebase and squash makes my workflow easier 👨💻.
Create a new branch every time you start doing a new feature, bug fix, whatever.
git checkout -b feature-branch
Always rebase a feature branch on top of master before merging it. Even though there are no conflicts, it's always good to test your features or changes with the latest
You'll avoid a lot of problems by just doing:
git rebase -i origin/master
After that you'll need to push
--force the branch, because the history has been modified and now your changes are on 🔝 of
Squash and Merge
To maintain a healthy master
log 📖 use
--squash when merging a branch. All your commits will be grouped in a single one. Remember to keep your master history clean and easy to understand ☀️.
git merge --squash feature-branch git commit -m 'Squash commit message'
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