About GitLab

GitLab is an integrated, open source DevOps lifecycle management platform for software development teams to plan, code, test, deploy and monitor product changes within a single application. GitLab allows users to streamline their collaborative workflows and visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress using flexible project management tools.

GitLab helps streamline collaborative workflows whether a team uses Agile, Waterfall, or conversational development methods. Users are able to securely write and manage code and project data, and consolidate source code into a single DVCS that can be managed without disrupting the workflow. GitLab’s git repositories are provided with branching tools and access controls for a scalable, single source of truth for collaboration on projects and code.

Users are able to customize their approval workflow controls, and automatically test the quality of code. GitLab verification tools help users spot errors sooner while shortening feedback cycles with features such as built-in code review, code testing, code quality, and review apps. Users can manage custom container images with GitLab’s container registry, which provides users with enhanced security and access controls without third party add-ons.

Organizations can minimize complexity by building, testing, and releasing their code securely, whether deploying to one server, or thousands, using GitLab’s continuous delivery and deployment feature. Users can automate the entire workflow and customize everything from buildpacks to CI/CD. Best practice templates help users get started with minimal configuration. GitLab collects and displays performance metrics for deployed apps using Prometheus, allowing users to analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance.

Pricing starting from:

US$29.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of GitLab

  • GitLab streamlines all collaborative workflows, whether a team uses Waterfall, Agile, or Conversational Development.

  • Keep track of the progress and activity across projects and get performance metrics for deployed apps through Prometheus.

  • GitLab provides a scalable, single source of truth for projects and code with git repositories that come complete with branching tools and access controls.

  • Spot errors faster and shorten feedback cycles with Gitlab's built-in code review, code testing, code quality, and review apps.

  • Release code confidently and securely, and minimize complexity with GitLab's built-in continuous delivery.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese

    Pricing starting from:

    US$29.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    GitLab Software - GitLab’s git repositories come complete with branching tools and access controls, providing a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code
    GitLab Software - Customize approval workflow controls, automatically test the quality of code, and spin up a staging environment for every code change
    GitLab Software - Upload and download images from GitLab CI with full Git repository management integration
    GitLab Software - Build, test, and release code confidently and securely with GitLab’s built-in continuous delivery and deployment
    GitLab Software - Automate the entire workflow from build to deploy and monitoring with GitLab Auto Devops
    GitLab Software - Analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance
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    GitLab Software - Visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress with GitLab’s flexible project management tools
    GitLab Software - GitLab’s git repositories come complete with branching tools and access controls, providing a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code
    GitLab Software - Customize approval workflow controls, automatically test the quality of code, and spin up a staging environment for every code change
    GitLab Software - Upload and download images from GitLab CI with full Git repository management integration
    GitLab Software - Build, test, and release code confidently and securely with GitLab’s built-in continuous delivery and deployment
    GitLab Software - Automate the entire workflow from build to deploy and monitoring with GitLab Auto Devops
    GitLab Software - Analyze shipping velocity and monitor application performance

    Features

    Total features of GitLab: 64

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Security
    • Approval Process Control
    • Approval Workflow
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Authentication
    • Automation Testing Tools
    • Change Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Compliance Management
    • Configuration Management
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Continuous Deployment
    • Continuous Integration
    • Customizable Templates
    • Deadline Management
    • Debugging
    • Deployment Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • For Developers
    • For Small Businesses
    • Graphical User Interface
    • IT Reporting
    • Incident Management
    • Integrated Development Environment
    • Issue Management
    • Issue Tracking
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Kanban Board
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language Scanning
    • Performance Metrics
    • Portfolio Management
    • Problem Management
    • Project Management
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Projections
    • Quality Assurance
    • Real-Time Analytics
    • Release Management
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Resource Management
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • Search/Filter
    • Software Development
    • Source Control
    • Source-Code Scanning
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Testing Management
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • To-Do List
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Web-based Deployment
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (1,097)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Matthew
    Matthew
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powerful toolset that are available on premise!

    Reviewed on 16/09/2021

    I am happy with the toolset - very grateful to the gitlab community for the work done on this. It...

    I am happy with the toolset - very grateful to the gitlab community for the work done on this. It allows small startup companies to create their own instance and manage gitlab CI deployment pipelines.

    Pros

    I am not constrained at all by a company like GitHub or Bitbucket. It allows my team to have faith that what we are working on - remains in house. For piece of mind - without using git native.

    Cons

    Difficult to setup for the uninitiated linux administrator. Administration and upgrades are also difficult to do.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitHub

    Reasons for Choosing GitLab

    I needed to ensure that our repositories are private and held on premise.

    Switched From

    GitHub and Bitbucket

    Reasons for Switching to GitLab

    GitLab is totally free and can be hosted on premise.
    Lilantha
    Lilantha
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    GitLab Review

    Reviewed on 26/09/2019

    GitLab resolved our version controlling problems, code review problems. It helps to maintain our...

    GitLab resolved our version controlling problems, code review problems. It helps to maintain our code standards very easily. We can setup It on our local server also very easily. It is free anyone can try it.

    Pros

    GitLab is a superb source code managemanet provide. It is free. We can install it in our privet server also. As well as we can use their server with a free account. We use git for version control. GitLab provides awesome support for version control. It is a very easy tool. Anyone can use it very easily If someone has no more knowledge about versioning but He can use GitLab very easy. We can maintain our Repositories/Branchers. User access level also there. Currently, We use GitLab. We maintain feature branches, dev branch, and master branch. Everyone does not allow to merge code to the dev branch. If someone add merge request to the dev branch, our one-person review code and merge. Then we use GitLab it is easy for us. GitLab provides superb dashboard it very easy to review code. It shows all code changes with file by file. Easy to compare. As well as we can compare two branches vary easy. It provides a clear, unique, user-friendly dashboard. GitLab also supports CI/CD process. It's superb we can recommend for anyone. If our commit has some conflict it shows how to resolve that step by step.

    Cons

    When I add a new commit. If the file is large/have many lines. It not showing code changes directly. It shows a message file has many lines cannot show changes that kind of message. Sometimes when we compare two commits. It not more clear. Some times confusing. If I show some file history only show commits. not showing code changes by commits. We want to go and check every commits to show changes.

    Alternatives Considered

    GitHub and Bitbucket

    Reasons for Switching to GitLab

    It's free. We can setup on our local servers. It provides an easy, powerful, clear, and userfriendly dashboard. Its same thing wants for version control. Its there on GitLab.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Source control is made easy with gitlab

    Reviewed on 22/10/2019

    We need to control our source code. We need to know exactly who has changed what line of code at...

    We need to control our source code. We need to know exactly who has changed what line of code at what point. And git, nice though it is, needs a GUI. Gitlab provides us that GUI.

    Pros

    The software is stable.
    Updates come out regularly.
    SSO integration with our AD is very nice.

    Cons

    We are using gitlab not only for our source code, but also to control the configuration of all of our servers and firewalls. It would be nice if we could schedule scripts on gitlab to run automatically. We are now 'abusing' the pipelines for this purpose.

    Alternatives Considered

    Helix Core

    Reasons for Choosing GitLab

    It's quite unfair to compare gitlab to visualSVN. Gitlab is an integrated issue tracker and source code management system.

    Reasons for Switching to GitLab

    The staff just wanted to use git and gitlab. We did not want to host in GitHub since we want to be in control of our own data.
    Babu
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Close to the BEST

    Reviewed on 07/02/2024

    Pros

    Its quite to easy to view stashed branch and some filter options in the repository. They can improve a bit to stay for the best in the market

    Cons

    At times , using the github & bitbucket in my project. This lags some feature which am seeing in the other repo cloud

    Alternatives Considered

    GitHub and Bitbucket
    Brad
    Brad
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    GitLab is a must for development teams

    Reviewed on 10/07/2020

    Pros

    I love the Boards for tracking Issues in their life cycle. Customizable Columns and Labels make it quick and easy to see where an Issue is, giving a high level for management and the rest of the team, while having all the details and attached code branches and merge requests for the developer and stakeholders. I love how it's able to connect code from several projects to Issues, no matter where they live, so you can have as many boards and projects as you like! It's well put together and seems natural with everything I try to do organization-wise. Integrates really well with developers' workflows.

    Cons

    GitLab is always improving and enables you to request features, so if you want something, suggest it and they'll get to it! Sometimes that's a bit slow, but you can usually work around it.

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    GitLab offers the following pricing plans:

    Libre: $0 Premium: $29 per user, per month (billed annually) Ultimate: $99 per user, per month (billed annually)

    GitLab has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    GitLab supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese

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    GitLab offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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