I myself only started using pull requests a lot a few weeks ago, when writing pull requests for zc.buildout. Make a branch, work on a feature, push the branch, open a pull request. The good thing about a pull request on github is that you can easily give feedback.
Me and a few others started working with pull requests at our company. We decided to just start doing it “as it is good to do it”. There’s no sense in having meetings to tell everyone to do it: it has to grow into the team’s common work process.
So… yesterday, for example:
Good thing about github: if you include
"fixes #18"-like comments in your
commit message, the related issue is closed automatically. But not if you
don’t push to the master branch. If you push to a branch, the issue stays
open. But once the pull request with your branch gets accepted, the issues
also get closed. Nice!
Some closing comments on github pull requests inside our company:
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