Here’s an advanced Git workflow you can use to practice branching, staging files, making commits, and pushing and pulling changes to and from a remote repo.
- Create your project folder.
- Create some files and write some code.
- Initialize the Git repo.
- Make an initial commit on the master branch (this is so the master branch will actually get created).
- Create a feature/topic branch and switch to it.
- Create a remote repository.
- Add the remote repository to your project.
- Push your local changes up to the remote repository.
The second and third steps in the setup can be flipped if you prefer to initialize the repo first.
- Write some code and save your files.
- Stage the files you want to commit.
- Commit the changes.
- Push the changes up to your remote repo.
- After you’ve completed your feature, you can open a pull request.
- Merge your changes into master using the pull request.
git fetchto retrieve your changes from your remote repo and merge them into your local master branch.
- Create a new branch when it’s time to add more changes.
Recording Changes to the Repository from the Git Pro book
Basic Branching and Merging from the Git Pro book