With tools like Github, Gitlab, and Gitea, pull request (PR) workflow is often recommended. This is how I do it:
git checkout -b cbrake/main
- make changes
git push -u origin HEAD
(substitute your user name and target branch)
When you push your branch, Gitlab and Gitea will give you nice links to click on to open a PR.
Why use PRs instead of committing directly to
- it groups your commits for better organization (a feature can be a one PR)
- provides email notifications to the rest of the team on activity
- provides an opportunity to review and discuss the changes
Most Git repos I work on are configured to block commits directly to the main branch forcing everything to go through PRs. Even for solo development, PRs (like Git itself) are a useful tool to organize your work.