Git’s branching, a power and a menace.

by Jul 7, 2023

Git’s branching, a power and a menace.

More branches? More chaos. The result – sluggish workflows, longer feedback loops, tiresome reviews, late deployments, complex merges.

Following changes across multiple branches – a time stealer, a collaboration killer. Complicated code reviews and merges carry the heaviest toll, hurting code stability and quality.

Delayed integrations? Update release slower, stakeholder frustrations higher, development stalled.

Try to use as few branches as possible, preferably none. Use feature branches for major changes but keep the total count low. This means faster reviews, quicker feedback, smoother deployments.

The golden rule – maintain balance. Wield Git’s branching power, but don’t obstruct feedback, reviews or deployments. Have fewer, but significant branches. This results into better feedback.

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