Basic Git for DBAs: the Basics of Branches

This is the third article in a series on the basics of using Git. The other articles in the series are:

Basic Git for DBAs: Getting Started with Git Basic Git for DBAs: Sharing Files Through GitHub

In the first few articles, we set up a repository and shared files through GitHub. In this article, we will explain what a branch is, how to create one, and how to get a new one from GitHub.

What is a Branch?

Branch comes from the idea of splitting from the main section. A main tree trunk splits into branches. A stream might