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 Lead Developer at PaxFamilia and CI/CD advocate. He is a jack-of-all-trades with a passion to help teams create meaningful software, having a keen eye for code quality and the software delivery process, from customer interaction to continuous delivery. Instead of balancing quality & delivery, he believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries. Thierry is also founder of ThinkingLabs, a consultancy around Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

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