What does it mean when someone says they ‘merged the code’?

I wrote this blog post because one day the designer on my team said to one of the developers: “in the Stand Up today, you said that you’d merged the code, but what does that actually mean?”

I didn’t used to be a developer but I’ve always worked closely with development teams and hearing that question took me back to my non-development days: having a pretty good idea of how things were going on a piece of work by hearing words like merge, pull request and deploy, and understanding…

Jennifer Johnson

Developer at the Financial Times

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