Git branch naming convention

The naming convention, I propose, have four sections:

  1. Story Type:
    • add == Add Feature
    • fix == Fix, Hotfix, Bug, ...
    • clean == Cleanup, Chore, ...
    • modify  == Modify existing functionality
  2. Short Summary: 2-3 words about what the branch contains
  3. Tracker ID (Planio, GitHub, ... )

First section is group and is separated with dash. 2nd and 3rd sections are separated with hyphens. The end result looks like this:

{story type}/{2-3 word summary}-{tracker id}


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