Do You Know the Difference Between Git Merge and Git Rebase

In this article we’ll be discussing git merge and git rebasecommands and when we should use them.

git rebasedoes the same job as a git mergethat is merging the changes from one branch to another branch. The difference is that they do it very differently.

Consider you are working on one of the features of an application in the featurebranch and the git commit history has the following structure.


             ---- c5 ---- c6 ---- c7 (feature)
           /        
          /       
c1 ---- c2 ------ c3 ---- c4 (master)


How to merge the master branch to the feature branch using git merge?

  1. git checkout feature
  2. git merge master

The above merge process will create a new merge commit in the feature branch which will have a history of both branches.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Git Merge and Git Rebase

Do You Know the Difference Between Git Merge and Git Rebase

In this article we’ll be discussing git merge and git rebasecommands and when we should use them.

git rebasedoes the same job as a git mergethat is merging the changes from one branch to another branch. The difference is that they do it very differently.

Consider you are working on one of the features of an application in the featurebranch and the git commit history has the following structure.


             ---- c5 ---- c6 ---- c7 (feature)
           /        
          /       
c1 ---- c2 ------ c3 ---- c4 (master)


How to merge the master branch to the feature branch using git merge?

  1. git checkout feature
  2. git merge master

The above merge process will create a new merge commit in the feature branch which will have a history of both branches.

#programming #software-development #git #git-merge #git-rebase

Git Rebase Tutorial and Comparison with Git Merge

There are many ways of working with git, if they’re clean, and don’t do damages, probably most of them are good.

But same as space vs. tab, in the IT world is a war between fans of rebase, and fans of git merge.

There are tons of arguments about:

-Which way is better?

-Which one is cleaner?

-Which is more comfortable?

-Which one gives a cleaner git graph?

-Why it’s important, and which one is more dangerous?

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Git Merge: A Git Workflow explained 

What is Git Merge?

Merge is a command used in Git to move the changes in branch to another. Usually, the new features are developed in the dev branch and merged into the master branch after finishing the development. All the changes in the dev branch is added to the master branch on the merge. but the dev branch will be unaffected.

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How to do a Git Merge

Let’s do a Git Merge step by step to understand how it works. Except the merging part, many steps from cloning the repo to publishing the changes will be the same as in Git Rebase Tutorial because we are trying to do the same thing in a different way.

Step 1: Fork and clone the desired repo

Let’s reuse our rebase-demo repository for this. Go to https://github.com/kdanW/rebase-workflow-demo and click the button ‘Fork’ in the top right-hand corner. Now go to your forked repo, click ‘Clone or Download’ button and copy the link shown.

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Now go to a directory of your preference and type the following command on the terminal to download the repo into your local PC.

git clone https://github.com/<YOUR_USERNAME>/rebase-workflow-demo

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Best Practices for Using Git

Git has become ubiquitous as the preferred version control system (VCS) used by developers. Using Git adds immense value especially for engineering teams where several developers work together since it becomes critical to have a system of integrating everyone’s code reliably.

But with every powerful tool, especially one that involves collaboration with others, it is better to establish conventions to follow lest we shoot ourselves in the foot.

At DeepSource, we’ve put together some guiding principles for our own team that make working with a VCS like Git easier. Here are 5 simple rules you can follow:

1. Make Clean, Single-Purpose Commits

Oftentimes programmers working on something get sidetracked into doing too many things when working on one particular thing — like when you are trying to fix one particular bug and you spot another one, and you can’t resist the urge to fix that as well. And another one. Soon, it snowballs and you end up with so many changes all going together in one commit.

This is problematic, and it is better to keep commits as small and focused as possible for many reasons, including:

  • It makes it easier for other people in the team to look at your change, making code reviews more efficient.
  • If the commit has to be rolled back completely, it’s far easier to do so.
  • It’s straightforward to track these changes with your ticketing system.

Additionally, it helps you mentally parse changes you’ve made using git log.

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The Differences between Rebase and Merge

It’s been long debated in the community that whether merge or rebase should we use.

Some people would say merge is better cause it preserves the most complete working history. Others would argue rebase is neater, which makes the reviewer’s life easier and more efficient. This article will explain what are the differences between merge and rebase and what’s the benefits of using one of them.

Fundamentally, merge and rebase serve the same purpose, to integrate changes from one branch (sometimes multiples branches) into another. Most commonly used when you want to integrate the latest master or develop branch before opening a pull request. Although the purpose is the same, merge and rebase achieve it differently.

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A quick reflection on the goal here. Imagine you have such a branch ‘feature’, which branched off from ‘develop’ at ‘base’. Since then, you’ve done your work of C, D, E and the develop has been added 2 changes, A, B. Now you’d like to open a pull request to integrate ‘your works’ into ‘the develop branch’. Before doing that, you have to integrate the changes in _‘develop branch’ _into ‘your feature branch’ so there won’t be conflicts in your pull request.

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