I recently wrote a guide on how to use feature branches in Git.
I also wanted to add that I use this technique a lot for client websites, if the client has requested a hefty change to their website that I’m not sure they’ll actually like.
I create a branch for the change, code the change, and then push it to the repository on GitHub. From there, I can use Netlify to deploy all branches of my repository, and send the client a link with that specific branch deployed.
They can try the change live, and if they like it, I merge the feature branch into
master (as described in my other post).
If they don’t like it, I can just delete the branch instead of spending hours undoing my work.
Last updated January 24, 2021