Gitflow – a successful Git branching model

edit 14.4.2017: I made a 2.5k+ word post about Gitflow, Pull Requests and Code Reviews which goes way deeper in the topic. The post is here if you want to check it out: Git branching done right with Gitflow & improving code quality with code reviews.

Before I started working on my newest project, I took the time to finally delve into the proper way of doing branching. Not long into the research gitflow popped up as the more/less something that community loves.

After checking it out, I’m amazed how awesome this is.

So, first things firs; the original article was written by Vincent Driessen: A successful Git branching model goes into the details of this workflow.

Later I found out that community built the git-flow command line program that provides high-level repo operations for Vincent Driessen’s branching model.



Simple brew install git-flow if you’re on Mac.

Git-flow command completion

Use tabs to auto-complete the git-flow commands: Completions available for both bash and zsh.

Written by Nikola Brežnjak