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Git Flow

Can someone describe more on why we need to make new branch for git flow ?

1 Answer

Nachiket Kumar
Nachiket Kumar
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I'm not a pro git user but my understanding is that a lot of teams keep the master branch only for production. i.e, what is pushed to the master often is automatically pushed to the production server and those changes 'go live' instantly.

Therefore, whenever you are adding anything or making any changes, you should do those on a branch, test them in your development environment and submit a pull request. A team member reviews your changes and merges them into master if all works as it should.

Branching is to avoid introducing errors into your production code and allowing you to test something safely. I could be wrong about some parts and am happy to be corrected.