GitLab Software


 

GitLab is a cloud-based 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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Bhavana from Leoforce
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Good replacement to Github!

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Great product!

Pros

GitLab is one of the most versatile repositories out there. The feature set is very rich with many customizable features like keeping a check on merges, easy to understand UI etc. which makes it quite great tool to use. Also, we can host in on our company's server ad don't worry about maintenance much.

Cons

It's very easy to use, so we can't really have much cons about this product. One thing I can say is that the ease of linking pull requests or issues or repos across has to be improved.

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John from 2600Hz
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Gitlab is great for little shops or big shops that require more privacy for less

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I really like the transparency of the Company and the product. Their commitment to being competitive with other git version control packages as well as pushing features even to the most basic plans is awesome. Native CI is really helpful in learning how to work with these tools without adding yet another service file or integration to your repo.

Cons

I've not found anything yet worth mentioning other than issues with `go get` for go deps. This may have been resolved, it's been awhile.

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Mary from Praekelt.org
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Solid self-hosted Git platform

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Used a self-hosted version of this software and everyone in the office enjoyed using it.

Pros

Easy to use if you're familiar with Git. Patches security issues relatively quickly. Has its own collaboration workflow so that could be a plus or a minus depending on how invested you are in git-flow.

Cons

Interface can feel a bit clunky at times, especially when performing Git actions through the web interface.

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Anton from Customatics
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great free code repository

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It's open-source, so as usual with such projects you can experience problems sometimes, but anyway you just must give it a chance and you will not want to try anything else.

Pros

Free and open-source tool with a lot of features from the box.
Easy and modern UI, possibility to create public or private projects, everything you need even in free version.
They also have a code review system, we did not use though.

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Matt from Vetter Software
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

You can never find anything you're looking for . . .

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Pros

The software is intuitive and incredibly easy to use. Since many software development projects require more than one person, Git makes it easy to create teams and collaborate. Git notifies you of all project updates and allows for real-time communication. In terms of managing projects, Git is incredible value in terms of a monetary ROI.

Cons

Despite all of GitLab's positive features, the lack of even a middling search engine renders the product's value as potentially negligible. Unless you input a perfect string of search words, you will never find the engineering ticket. i.e. If I create a ticket titled "Add extra fields for phone numbers for contacts", Git will only be able to find the ticket if I type the exact string. If I type two or more words, such as "phone numbers" or "fields for contacts", Git will not yield a result. If I type in only word, such "extra", then Git will return hundreds of possible entries that have used the word "extra". Even if you know the ticket number, you can't search for it successfully. In other words, when I need to learn the status of an engineering ticket, I need to find an engineer who literally has all the tickets memorized.

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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.

 
 

Christopher from 22Squared
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Web Dev

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better looking interface

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Easy to use in collaboration with the team. User friendly and great customer support! Learning curve is very minimum and it has great documentation.

Cons

Needs better updates notifications. I never know where to go to find out if things have been added to the platform.

 
 

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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Emma from Viajes Margarita C.A

June 2018

June 2018

Find and control development versions!

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Use complements and framework of git lab, the great thing about this platform is the simplicity that it has when integrating the versions or searching the versions of the projects.

Cons

I do not like the handling in the team that has this platform of versions since it is a bit slow and can not modify the same file at the same time.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

A great alternative to GitHub

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Flexible, can be self hosted. Private repos for free (what got me to migrate some projects from GitHub). Fast and easy to use interface.

Cons

Doesn't have the open source community that github does. Other than that not too many cons, love it and use it everyday.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gaurav from COVIAM
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Best open source tool for collaborating with other developers

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Pros

It has lots of pros like provide free hosting, version controlling is same as git, very clean interface. User can have free private repositories

Cons

Viewing large file is difficult. The UI interface is bit slow - takes some time while switching from one page to another.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alafia from Ministerio de Economia y Finanzas

June 2018

June 2018

We have used it to store all the developments of web applications that are performed daily in work

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This tool is used to store the source code of software projects and their versions, excellent graphic environment

Cons

It is a limited tool for the storage capacity for the projects besides being expensive for new companies

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ramona from IXON B.V.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Excellent software versioning system

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We use Gitlab as our main versioning system for software development. It is free and easy to use and you can choose from many functionalities.

Pros

The support is excellent; Gitlab responsds quickliy to support issues. The community is very helpful. Gitlab has a clear and concise interface. You can have free private repositories. It has many new optional features, such as burndown charts, issue tracking, milestones, estimates, etc. The communication regarding updates is very good; they are announced in time and also a brief description of the update is given.

Cons

Third party integration is a a bit limited. The interface may change a little after an update; a function may switch to another part on the page and it can be quite a hassle to search for the functions again.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nohelvis from KeyCore International
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

create and manage your own projects

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It is possible to share projects with other users and invite them to contribute directly, without having to fork, or, if the repository is public

Pros

Is a tool that provides many functions, such as Git with version control, JIRA request management, and other. Which are administered in a single product and, therefore, are easier to install and administer

Cons

Only is avaliable for linux software and others, except for windows, but windows users can use it form the web app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kathy from Self employed

June 2018

June 2018

GitLab fulfills our workflow needs quite simply.

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Ability to work smoothly as a team.

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It makes collaboration on various projects easy and clear. We always know who is working on what -- it minimizes confusion and is great for task management.

Cons

Wish it had a whiteboard that we could all work on at the same time - instantly. We have to jump to something else for this.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Energy Solutions.

June 2018

June 2018

We tried GitLab when CodePen switched from GitHub to GitLab.

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While GitLab pulls in many of the resources under one roof such as their internal tools that GitHub relied on from other vendors, like separate CI/CD, Trello, Wikis, etc. , I recently played around with it and found it to be incredibly slow and unreliable. In theory, it sounds really nice to have everything under one roof, but the bottom line is speed and reliability are important to me and therefore I will not use GitLab.

Cons

Why is CodePen using GitLab? Well, they mitigate some of the issues with hosted GitLab by using the on-premise version of GitLab. The problem there is it means they need to manage it themselves, which for some might be okay, but it isn't okay for us. We like having others manage our infrastructure so we can focus on what we do best, and other business productivity and learning related solutions. Managing servers is not our goal.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Edward from Mundo Turismo

June 2018

June 2018

Keep and look for project repositories.

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I mostly use this platform to search and use the repositories and integrate the codes I need for my website.

Pros

It offers a better navigation in terms of searching repositories, and managing the files so you can add your repositories.

Cons

They removed some of the useful functions that were in the github and added more options so you can separate your repositories, but this is a bit more confusing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from FACT0RY
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

A pretty decent alternative to GitHub

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- Can be self hosted if you're worried about security
- Gives you private repos for free (a big plus over GitHub)
- Has pretty much all of the same features as GitHub
- Pretty much everything you need in a source management tool
- Has Continuous integration/deployment built in

Cons

- Doesn't have the mass userbase that github has
- Can be a little harder to use than github.
- Not as many integrations with other services as github.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Darian from Eview 360
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Simple version control

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It is simple and easy to use, offers a wide range of features for single and team based developers. Plus it is scale-able as your team needs grow over time.

Cons

It feels like a knock off at times. I'm not sure if it is the actual product or the design, but it just feels... off?

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brett from CrewTracks

June 2018

June 2018

Great from the QA/Documentation side

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Clear internal communication before we communicate externally.

Pros

I'm sure this is largely due to the great people I work with, but I can find all the info I need about our pending software releases.

Cons

I wish every page/section had the ability to subscribe so I knew when the section is updated. In some places you can, others you can't.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ronny Leal - from Consultec-TI

June 2018

June 2018

In the company where I currently work, we use it to store the modified source codes of the app

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This application is one of the best to store application source code, it is very versatile and its graphic environment helps to perceive the changes made

Cons

the main disadvantage of gitlab is for small projects or new companies that is very costly and the free option is to upload only open source applications

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jean Carlos from Consultec-TI
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Very usefull and practice. we have our git repositories hosted on an internal server and work good

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It has worked for the resolution of faults and elaboration of new projects that we have developed in the company without affecting the production line.

Pros

-The new verison are more faster on DevOps Cycle.
-Meets the objectives for which it was created.
-Interface that allows you to view the code versions, change permissions and connections via ssh and https.

Cons

-You need to have advanced server configuration knowledge to install this application on a server.
-graphical interface a bit messy and unintuitive.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Great optioin for versioning controll on you projects

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I was part of a team that create the whole administration of several projects using Gitlab technologies

Pros

GIT integration, it allows long group of people to contribute in a private project. All the needed modules to make a repository work (Branches, Pull Requests, Activity, Contributions). And my favorites: Issue tracking and Continuous Integration Pipelines.

Cons

Issue tracking can be improved: Maybe some integration with software like jira, basecamp, etc could come handy. More documents inclusion for evidence in issues creations.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anthony from Moreton Bay Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

A great choice for your repository needs.

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Project management approaches are very well supported. You have the confidence and security that your work is safe and secured.

Cons

3rd party integration could be improved. Polls and Ratings of other repositories could be posted for others to see.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Gitlab is great for creating a personal group of repositories

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- The free account even provides a lot of features and provide unlimited private repositories with unlimited collaborators.
- Gitlab provides software that helps to host the versioning system in our self-hosted systems which are great

Cons

- The UI is bit collapsed and unorganized.
- Gitlab has lesser integrations and its bit hard in making the integrations

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Its great to have a fully featured code collaboration tool with this price point

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- I've been Using Gitlab for my team and personally and the free plan is good enough for small and even medium teams
- The Ability to have single account for multiple companies and can add or remove your email to make the projects appearance is great

Cons

- They UI is bit old and its needs bit some time to used to it
- Gitlab might be down sometimes, but they fix things so quick if anything happens.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kissy from Servicios Tecnológicos Nubise
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

so good experience

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organization and control

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facilities to use, have emoticons, meets the objectives for which it was created. Helps to organizate the work

Cons

Its more expensive and the free trail don´t have burdown chart to see follow the progress to the task

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alister from eureQa, LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Github remote repository

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Have been using gitlabs as our remote repository for all our software development needs. The product is great and supports our Ajile development approach. Options to review the software and correct are also very helpful.

The pricing scale is reasonable, for as many users as necessary. APIs are great for introducing new ML features into your Dev Stack

Cons

Mostly a great product but is very similar to GitHub, Auto DevOps needs improvement also additional features around collab and source code management can make the product more robust

Review Source: Capterra