Trunk Based Development

Trunk Based Development recommends short-lived topic branches that are merged into a single main branch. TBD leads to an easily managed linear progression.

Trunk Based Development is a perfect fit for one-person projects. Branches are not necessary, but using a version control system pays off quickly even for a single developer.

In smaller development teams, each pair-programming duo preferably transfers small commits directly to the trunk (or main branch), although the build must first be successfully executed before integration.

Trunk based development on a large scale is best done with short-lived feature branches, where one person develops over a few days at most, and the changes are then integrated into the trunk (or main) with pull or merge requests, code review and build automation.