Feature Branching considered Evil


With DVCSs branch creation became very easy, but it comes at a certain cost. Long living branches break the flow of the software delivery process, impacting stability and throughput. The session explores why teams are using feature branches, what problems are introduced by using them and what techniques exist to avoid them altogether. It explores exactly what's evil about feature branches, which is not necessarily the problems they introduce - but rather, the real reasons why teams are using them. After the session, you'll understand a different branching strategy and how it relates to CI/CD.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Thierry de Pauw

Continuous Delivery advocate - ThinkingLabs

Thierry is Engineering Lead at the fintech startup PaxFamilia. On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs where he advises organisations in the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Thierry believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries. In 2019 Thierry organised the European edition of CITCON - Continuous Integration and Testing unconference in Ghent, Belgium.

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