89.3 Git Developer Workflow Pre Coding
Also see Section 89.40 and following for other workflow suggestions.
1. Clone a Repository A generic git workflow for a team,
with developers working on specific tasks/tickets/issues, begins with a
clone of the repository. The URI identifies the repository
firstname.lastname@example.org:...) and can be obtained from the Code button of the
github repository through the browser. The command to clone is:
git clone email@example.com:<owner>/<repo>.git
2. Create a Branch For a specific task create a branch, generally from the main branch, to encapsulate the work. Suppose, for example, the developer known as kayon will add a feature to validate user input for the app his team are working on, the branch might be called kayon/validator.
We begin by ensuring the main branch is the default:
git checkout main
Next, download to the local copy any changes that have been made to the main branch in the remote repository.
git pull --rebase
Next create a new branch using (
checkout, which also sets that branch as the local
default, and then push it to upstream.
git checkout -b kayon/validator git push --set-upstream origin kayon/validator
The checkout command with
-b creates the branch and
checks it out. To only create the branch and later
git branch kayon/validator git checkout kayon/validator
3. Coding Undertake the activity on that branch locally and commit (to share your work) regularly to the branch. Test the branch in your development environment.
Continue to the next page for the post-coding workflow.
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