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Advent of Pull Requests Best Practice - Day 13

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    Nico Prananta
Advent of Pull Requests Best Practice - Day 13

So, you're working with a team and bam! Suddenly your pull request hits a roadblock because of merge conflicts. Happens to the best of us, right? Especially when a teammate's PR gets merged first, and they've been fiddling in the same code areas as you.

As the person behind the PR, you've got to tackle these conflicts with a bit of finesse and a solid game plan. Over the next few days, I'll be dropping some pointers to help you out. Let's kick things off with a couple of key tips for today:

  • Getting to the Root of the Conflict: Before you jump into solving these pesky conflicts, take a step back and really get what's going on. Look at both sides of the conflicting code. What's the real issue? Is it because someone added a new feature, fixed a bug, or maybe did some refactoring? Knowing exactly what caused the conflict is half the battle in sorting it out the right way.
  • Resist the Rush: I know, I know – you want to get your PR across the finish line ASAP. But rushing through conflict resolution? Not a great idea. It's easy to miss stuff or mess things up. So, take your time, review the changes thoroughly, and make sure everything's in tip-top shape. This way, when your code finally merges, it's not just conflict-free but also spot-on with what the project needs.

Catch you tomorrow for more insights on handling these hiccups! Stay tuned!

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