Git Branch Strategies

Anil Verma
1 min readMar 29, 2024


Organize code and reduce the time needed to manage versioning

there are four most popular branching strategies —
1. Git-Flow
2. GitHub-Flow
3. Trunk


The main idea behind the git-flow is to isolate your work into different types of branches. There are few famous branch types as below. life-cycle involves branching off from develop, integrating features, creating release branches for testing, merging into main/master

  • Main
  • Develop
  • Feature
  • Release
  • Hotfix

- Good for large teams and aligning work across multiple teams.
- with complexity in project, git flow slow the development process and release cycle.


it simplifies Git-Flow by eliminating release branches. It revolves around one active development branch (main or master) that is directly deployed to production.
- Faster feedback cycles and shorter production cycles.
- Ideal for asynchronous work in smaller teams.

- Long-living branches can complicate the process.

Trunk Based Development

Trunk Based Development promotes a single shared branch called “trunk” and eliminates long-living branches.
smaller teams commit directly to the trunk, while larger teams create short-lived feature branches.

- Enhances collaboration and reduces merge conflicts.

- Requires an experienced team that can slice features appropriately for regular integration.



Anil Verma

Hi there 👋, I am Anil Verma, a full stack web developer, and JavaScript enthusiast. 👥 Ask me anything about web development. web-