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How do you name your GIT branch?

gauravkukade profile image Gaurav Kukade ・1 min read

Hi developers,

I will like to ask you a simple question.

How do you name your GIT branch?

A. b/your_new_branch_name
B. your_new_branch_name

I am using the first way at my organization. Why I am doing this? 🤔 Because I have observed all are doing the same. 😐

My colleague told me that we are using 'b/' to identify it as a branch easily.

What do you think about it?

Please write down your opinion on the branch names in the comment section below.

Thanks!

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Ridae HAMDANI

I think is not important if you use "-" or "/" or "_" to split your branch name. The most important thing to consider is using the main goal for your branch as a base name for your branch. e.g:

  • feature-XXXXXX
  • issue-MMMMMM
  • hotfix-YYYY
  • release-ZZZZZ
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Gaurav Kukade Author

I think is not important if you use "-" or "/" or "_" to split your branch name.

Well said Rihade!

Thanks for the valuable suggestion.

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James King • Edited

First way at my full-time job: issue/num-description

Freelance / Side projects: num-description

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Gaurav Kukade Author

Okay James. Thanks for the reply.