Patterns for Managing Source Code Branches

Recently, I finished reading the article Patterns for Managing Source Code Branches and was able to learn new stuff and provide another way for me to think on CI/CD related stuff.

The article did not touch much about Continuous Delivery/Deployment but on the patterns for managing source code branches.
The important takeaway for me was:

  • there is no straightforward pattern that can fit your team or your product. We can however make tweaks to the branching model with patterns such as maturity branches , experimental branches etc…
  • attempting to force a pattern meant for a single release in production onto a multiple release in production product can be confusing and increase complexity.
  • we should look at ways to reduce Integration Friction and in the process strive to achieve High-Frequency Integration