DEV Community

Cover image for Merging Branches with Git
Luigi Zaccagnini
Luigi Zaccagnini

Posted on

Merging Branches with Git

Welcome to my blog post about merging multiple features with my personal project! This time around I will be talking about the two new features I added to the Octo project. The two new features I added are:

And I also fixed this issue:

Dealing With The Merges

To start, I started to create three separate branches for each individual issue to work on. I found working like this allows me to isolate issues and focus on what I need to work on for each issue. I added support for the horizontal rule in Markdown and support to change the language attribute. Merging the branches was seamless since I organized the branches to issues. The only difficult part of adding these features was reviewing the merges and making sure I wouldn’t overwrite any important parts of the code.


In conclusion, I learned a lot about adding features and working with branches and issues. If I were to do this again I would want to organize the way I merge branches in a way that causes less conflicts. If you want to find any of the merges and issues I fixed they will be down below. Don't forget that hacktoberfest has started! Sign up at the link I provided and join the fun! Thank you for reading and do not forget to contribute to open source!

Links to issues and pull requests

Add support for a horizontal rule in Markdown
Support for language attribute
Don't both with @author annotations in comments

Top comments (0)