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 consultant - ThinkingLabs

Thierry is a lean IT Engineer at the fintech startup Abbove.com. On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs, an advisory firm on the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. From time to time he reviews the technology capabilities of organisations targeted to investors willing to invest in the said organisations. Thierry believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries.

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