Git Glossary
An overview of concepts & terms around Git & Version Control
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What is a branch in Git?

A branch in Git is a separate container or context for changes. Any changes that you make in the context of the currently active branch will be kept separate from all other branches. This also means that any bugs or mistakes will only affect the branch they were committed in.

Developers are then able to work independently on a feature - without affecting their teammates when bugs (inevitably) occur.

All of this makes branches an invaluable tool for software projects of any size.

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