A characteristic feature of Git is the ability to create branches so that developers can work on new features in isolation. But what happens when the number of branches gets out of control? This video teaches Git beginners how to delete a branch that is no longer needed. Lorna demonstrates how to view and delete branches on both local and remote repositories so that you can keep your project tidy and manageable.

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Lorna Mitchell is based in Leeds, UK where she is a Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services and an experienced developer and trainer. Lorna is the accomplished author of a number of books including PHP Web Services, the Git Workbook, and PHP Master. She brings her technical expertise to audiences all over the world, dispensing guidance on a wide range of technical topics, all with a very practical slant. When she’s not busy spreading knowledge, Lorna blogs at lornajane.net.

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