Chapter 17. Workflows and branching conventions

Over the past 16 chapters, you’ve learned a great deal about Git. You now know how to create and update your local repository, and you also know the fundamentals of collaborating. The various Git mechanisms (branches, tags, commit messages) are just that: mechanisms. They don’t impose any kind of policy or convention.

In this chapter, you’ll discuss matters of policy and convention. It’s important to at least get a feel for some of these, because when you collaborate with others, knowing the common conventions will prevent you from making mistakes with the code base. Your code base will be examined not just by other developers but also by automated testing systems, QA, support, and possibly even ...

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