Alternative Git Workflows

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In his 2018 article “4 branching workflows for Git” software developer Patrick Porto outlines these four proven Git workflows and their respective advantages and downsides:

While Git Flow probably is the most well-known and most widely used one of those it’s also received quite some criticism for being overly complex.

Even Git Flow originator Vincent Driessen, has only just recently noted that when he originally conceived of this workflow more than 10 years ago he had explicitly versioned software packages rather than continuously deployed web applications in mind.

For the latter category of software he himself nowadays suggests adopting a simpler workflow such as GitHub flow.

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