Becoming proficient in version control and change management is a necessary part of any software engineer’s job. However, I think that basic proficiency alone is not sufficient to be truly effective when working on complex production-ready software with a team of engineers. Stacking pull requests (PRs) is a key skill that should be learned early in a junior engineer’s career.
Stacking PRs is an advanced git technique that allows an engineer to break down one large change into a series of dependent changes that can be turned into smaller pull requests and reviewed separately.
Read on to learn more. It’s a skill I definitely don’t have, so time to add that to my to-learn list.