What Is A Pull Request?

What exactly is a pull request?

Pull requests let you tell others about changes you’ve pushed to a branch in a repository on GitHub.

Once a pull request is opened, you can discuss and review the potential changes with collaborators and add follow-up commits before your changes are merged into the base branch..

What is a pull request vs push?

A “pull request” is you requesting the target repository to please grab your changes. A “push request” would be the target repository requesting you to push your changes.

What is a pull request in DevOps?

Pull requests let your team give feedback on changes in feature branches before merging the code into the master branch. Reviewers can step through the proposed changes, leave comments, and vote to approve or reject the code. Azure DevOps provides a rich experience for creating, reviewing, and approving pull requests.

How do I make a pull request?

In summary, if you want to contribute to a project, the simplest way is to:Find a project you want to contribute to.Fork it.Clone it to your local system.Make a new branch.Make your changes.Push it back to your repo.Click the Compare & pull request button.Click Create pull request to open a new pull request.

Why is it called a pull request?

When you’re ready for feedback, submit a pull request. Pull requests are a feature specific to GitHub. They provide a simple, web-based way to submit your work (often called “patches”) to a project. It’s called a pull request because you’re asking the project to pull changes from your fork.

What is a pull request vs merge request?

6 Answers. GitLab’s “merge request” feature is equivalent to GitHub’s “pull request” feature. Both are means of pulling changes from another branch or fork into your branch and merging the changes with your existing code. They are useful tools for code review and change management.