Git Workflow

Git Workflow

Guide for Using Git workflow.While working on team we often get confused with mutliple branches and a proper managment gets lacking , however with Git Workflow we can get very productive just as team starts following a single workflow.

  1. Handling New Feature
    1. Usecase ( Points in yellow)
  2. Handling Hot Fixes
    1. Usecase (Points in Red)
  3. Handling Bugs
    1. Usecase (Points in Green)
  4. Branches
    1. Master/Production
    2. Hotfix
    3. Development
    4. Bugfix
    5. Feature Branch
    6. Feature_Dev# i.e.
    7. Feature_Dev#_Jira#
    8. Rules and Restrictions
  5. Declaimer


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Handling New Feature

Usecase ( Points in yellow)

Suppose a new Feature comes with Name Feature_3 having 3 JIRAs to complete the Feature

  1. We will first make a new Feature branch with the particular name, commit updates according to Design as ‘initial setup’
    • This may contain common classes , properties file for the entire process
  2. Now Depending on multiple developers working we can make multiple branches for same , Lets call them
    • Feature_3_Dev1
    • Feature_3_Dev2
  3. Dev1 commits JIRA_1
  4. Dev1 raises a Pull Request
  5. Dev2 observes that JIRA_2 is multiple days of work and might need multiple commits.
  6. A new branch is created by Dev2 so as to handle JIRA2 with Name Feature_3_Dev2_Jira2
  7. After completing the JIRA2 with multiple commits, he merge the JIRA_2 into his dev feature branch i.e. Feature_3_Dev2
    • This will ensure that every developer branch only contains commits with particular JIRAs
    • This would be helpful to track on individual Developer level
  8. Dev2 will raise a pull request on Feature Branch
  9. Raise pull request to Feature Branch, Concerned person will make sure pull request is being resolved on Feature branch
    • It might happen that Pull Request has not being resolved and Dev1 commits with JIRA_3 on Feature_3_Dev_1
      • In that case developer should pull the code from Feature Branch before raising pull request considering that in case on any Merge Conflict (theirs) have preference
      • Or a code review can be done at this level
      • This will make sure that the merging at feature branch is not being done for same thing again
  10. Once all Jiras are done, testing for the feature will be done(Currently manual) , if it passes it will be passes it will be Rebased to Development Branch
    • Rebase will allow us to track all the jiras from feature branch
    • Make sure to tag the last Jira with the feature tag so that feature can be tracked in git on development branch
    • In case of no issue During SIT then we can directly integrate in Development and production branch

Handling Hot Fixes

Usecase (Points in Red)

If we get any bugs or issue in Production , these are usually issues those are needed to be fixed at earliest

  • Patch_1 will be updated on hotfix branch and testing will be done on same
  • Same will be pushed to Dev branch
  • After through regression test , it will be merged with Production branch , same will be deployed on live environment

Handling Bugs

Usecase (Points in Green)

If any bug is being noticed in SIT or development while testing

Note bugfix remains merged with Development branch , hence when a commit is made for bugfix branch and then Merged with Development branch

  • A new commit is made on bugfix branch , where testing is done
  • A merge request is made on Development branch where testing and code review would be done
  • After all bug fixes and multiple iterations of step 1,2 Development branch will rebase with Production branch



present on live server or Production


keeps track of Hotfixes or patches in case of urgent production issue


Development keep track of whatever is present in SB1 or SIT currently


Keeps a track of Bug fixes in case any issue is found while testing on SIT or SB1 Usually when there is not bug the head, it remains merged with Development branch

Feature Branch

Keeps track of any of new Feature issue that is present

Feature_Dev# i.e.

  • Feature_1
  • Feature_2

This is individual developer branch for the particular Feature, keeps track of all the Jira assigned for the feature ,

Note : in case of multiple commits for Jira its always better to have individual branch for the particular JIRA


  • Feature_3_Dev1_Jira2

This is a Jira branch that has been spawned from the individual Dev branch for a feature make sure that the naming structure is as suggested above

Rules and Restrictions

  • Direct merge to Development and Production is not allowed
    • one needs to raise a merge request to do the same
  • Any commit on feature branch will be made using Pull Request from individual Developers branch
  • Integration Test will be done from Development branch and will contain tested code on SIT
  • Production branch states what is presently present in production environment


  • Following names have been taken randomly
    • Dev1, Dev2 should be replaced by individual names
    • Feature_3
  • This process contains almost all scenarios , depending on the scale of work one can decrease the level of complexity