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Ya know, when I saw that article a week or two ago, I wondered how long it would take someone here to bring it up.
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Where I am working now we are using GIT, like many company before.
But, and this is a first for me, everyone is working on their own branch and, every now and then people make a pull request to develop to be approved by the lead developer.
Of course one should make sure the pull request has no conflict. But since 2 weeks of work from an other developer can drop anytime... despite me merging my branch from develop every morning I am having lots of painful merge conflicts... every few days....
What I wonder:
is it common practice to have every developer working on its own branch instead of the whole team working on a common branch?
Sure, but "private ownership" of the branch doesn't exist -- if the dev moves on to a different feature/product, he'll work on the branch for that, and someone else will take over the branch he'd been working on.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Rule 1: you never really know what you are doing, so we will come to your office and kill you if you edit directly on the production branch
Rule 2: if you think you know what you are doing, please refer to Rule 1.