GitLab Software


 

GitLab is a project management platform that allows software developers to develop and manage codes collaboratively. The platform can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.

GitLab helps developers manage the complete code lifecycle, from the inception of an idea to the deployment of code on production. Primary features of GitLab are Git repository management, code review, issue tracking, activity feeds and audit logs. The software is offered in four different editions: Community Edition, Enterprise Edition, GitLab.com and GitLab.io.

Users can upload their codes in the repository. GitLab also provides a repository mirroring feature that allows users to access a repository located on a different server with the help of the GitLab interface.

The code review feature allows users to evaluate code line-by-line and provide comments. The software additionally provides continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to test, build and deploy codes.

The Enterprise Edition of the software offers automated testing, Git hooks, audit trails and administrator features.

 

GitLab - Issue management
 
  • GitLab - Issue management
    Issue management
  • GitLab - Activity stream
    Activity stream
  • GitLab - Code review
    Code review
  • GitLab - Repository mirroring
    Repository mirroring
  • GitLab - Webhooks
    Webhooks
  • GitLab - File browser
    File browser
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Viktor from Softwerk AB
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Our company likes and uses it everyday

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We are using self hosted system. It is easy to install, maintain and use. A lot of features. Frequent updates with even more features.

Cons

If to be very picky, they could do CI easier to setup and use. It is not that obvious from the very beginning.

 
 

Christopher from 22Squared
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Rich git solution, open source

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It allows me to collaborate with colleagues on a per project basis very easily when I need extra help. It has solved my cost issues for my needs by being free.

Pros

I like the available suite of tools. I can host any type of repository free of charge. Free unlimited cloud, on premise option, if you want something done you can make it and collaborate it.

Cons

The user interface and management is a little clunky. You have to manually browse to the file structure if you wish to see it.

 
 

chandana from Centurylink
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

why i use Gitlab

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I like to use gitlab for CI /CD process and as central repository for my code. permission and roles are supported.easy to install.
Has issue tracking out of the box. Creating tickets, commenting on issues, closing issues etc. It's all there out of the box.

Pros

easy to use for CI /CD process.
Ssh key security
unlimited private repos.
user groups and privileges.it provides free private repositories.it is open source.

Cons

search functionality is not refined.
UI is very complex and hard to understand.
Supports only Git version control system.

 
 

Dillan from Yesler - DX team
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great, but missing some features.

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It would be awesome to build out the profile view a bit more. I lead a team of developers and we use Gitlab and really like it for its privacy and ease of use, but because our repos are private we are unable to showcase our profile views on our portfolios etc. This has pushed me to split usage between gitlab and github. Gitlab for work / github for my private repos / gists / etc.

Pros

Price, private repos, ease of use for teams, (almost) all the features of github. We use gitlab for all of our client repos and it works great. Setting up teams and getting up and running is fast and easy. We've also looked into the option of self hosting gitlab on our own servers, but the web service is so good we haven't felt the need yet. UI is nice as well. Anyone familiar with github can easily jump in and enjoy gitlab.

Cons

Not as much community, profile view is not as robust / flushed out as gitlab. Feels private. Love the ease of private repos but that seems to be the main thing users are utilizing and there is less open source projects on gitlab. Also the profile view is not as well known as gitlab and there isn't the option to showcase private commits on your commit chart, which is a bummer.

 
 

David from Facultad Austral
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy and complete git repository manager

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It's the best software i found on internet to manage your own repository.

 
 

Christophe from CRITT Matériaux Alsace
Specialty: Research & Development
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Developing an ERP

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I'm a developer and I use it for my project.
It's a really usefull tool with a lots of features. But it's really important to read the documentation to understand all the features.

Pros

All features about project management, and boards.

Cons

Difficulties to get started with pipeline but really interesting

 
 

Cesare from Enginnering Ingegneria Informatica Spa
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

gitlab the best

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The experience with this product is very proud.
Very effective tool that can facilitate the development of the software within a large team

 
 

Dmitriy from FFW
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Best git web

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easy to install
easy to update
easy to upgrade
easy to manage

Pros

more CI

 
 

Daryl from CGG
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Enjoying Gitlab

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Gitlab has been great for years for us. The various teams in the office have their own repo's, groups, and projects and seem to enjoy the wiki features.

Pros

Easy to install and manage.

Cons

A bit memory intensive but manageable.

 
 

Chandler from Spice works
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Gitlab rocks!

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Pros

The user interface is great and I really enjoy the CI/CD features. In addition we use the issue tracking, which has been helpful and easy to use.

Cons

It's not always apparent where menu options are in the responsive view. Also, it seems they iterate on small UI changes often which can throw off your workflow at first until you get used to the change.

 
 
 
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Andre from ALBD Consulting
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Mr

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It works!! And do what it say!

Pros

The developer team was the best! Always doing an improvement to the software and still free!!
And every millage, we got a new system integration.

Cons

Some times, a little, the system stay out. This could be a problem if you are non-profit organization. But, is a small problem.

Source: Capterra
 

Paul from SageKey Software
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

All this is free?!

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Value
Pros

At its most basic, GitLab is a Git repo hosting service. And if you just use it for that, you'll be just as happy with it as with GitHub or Bitbucket. There aren't any stand-out pros or cons.

But it really shines in the 'what you get for free' and the 'extra features' departments. The free hosted version gives you unlimited team sizes and private repos. They also throw in Docker-based continuous integration agents (again for free). And you can download and self-host their community edition, which has almost all the features a development team would need.

Cons

Their hosted version is a bit slow at times (much improved over a few years ago though). They've had a couple 'fail whales' over the past year too

Source: Capterra
 

Aleksandr from MBA Strategy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Must have solution for developers team

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We have already implemented more than 10 projects using this product and just can not imagine how to do without it

Pros

I can not help but highlight the following advantages for which I love this product:
1) simplicity to install and use from the box
2) great stable functionality
3) many settings for advanced users
My development team just can not work without this product!

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from airG Inc.

June 2017

June 2017

Daily usage for version provisioning

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It comes with clean interface, and a lot of features. It's blame/history views are great and the graph feature visualizes team's commit activity, which is useful as well.

Cons

The newest interface isn't the best to use, I prefer the previous version. The new interface(dashboard) lists repos with most recent activities, something most users would not care about.

Source: Capterra
 

Venaka from Amerck
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

Tech Leads Dream

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Great piece of technology. Combines all repos effectively and organises descriptively. Integrates very well wth all mainstream project management tools.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Nothing really, great piece of technology

Source: Capterra