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Score 9.1 out of 100

GitLab

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Atom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • GitLab is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Atom and GitLab are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

Atom

96%
30 Ratings
9.0

GitLab

90%
87 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Atom

100%
1 Rating
9.4

GitLab

94%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Atom

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

GitLab

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Atom

84%
24 Ratings
9.0

GitLab

90%
20 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Atom

100%
2 Ratings

GitLab

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Atom

Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

In our organisation we have a lot of applications that require a reliable source to manage source code and GitLab helps us to achieve this very well. We have functionality like after every merge request merger we have to deploy code to our server which is running on Kubernetes pods and GitLab is very helpful in this as it has a nice and easy implementation for integrating CI/CD for the deployment of code to servers and then we can our manual jobs to fetching data. Gitlab provides us a job status with visual logs and suggestions to make it better.
Mahesh Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Atom

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • Safeguards implemented are customizable and allow our organization to set our level of verification before merging.
  • One of the smoothest and most well-organized version control software products on the market.
  • Super widespread use so our use of GitLab is understandable and usable by the customer with little "translation" as to what we are doing and what they are doing.
Brock Haft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atom

  • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
  • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
  • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
  • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
  • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
  • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
Deepshi Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • GitLab could improve some of the confusion around how permissions work (sometimes unclear why one user can do an action, but not another)
  • GitLab should provide a way to rerun a merge pipeline, without rerunning the original Merge Request pipeline
  • When jobs fail, it would be awesome if every user could see the information on the runner and the versions of the software it is running on (to better debug the issue)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Atom Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

GitLab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0 per user per month

GitLab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Free$01
Premium$191
Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
SaaS Premium$191
SaaS Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting our pricing page.

Likelihood to Renew

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 9.4
Based on 3 answers
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atom

Atom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
Kevin Ritchey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atom

Atom 8.4
Based on 24 answers
Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 9.0
Based on 20 answers
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and install
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Atom

They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
Laura Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

Gitlab made our product life cycle efficient. It has a better user interface and user experience. GitLab doesn't clutter with many features upfront and provides a lot of free services, which is missing in any other product. For small teams, it's the best piece of software. I always recommend giving it a try.
Tarun Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atom

  • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
  • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • We are moving towards Gitlab only as our SCM & CI tool. So it would be an alternative to Jenkins. Saving our licensing cost there.
  • We have also stopped using Confluence & using Gitlab for our documentation purposes. Reducing cost there as well.
Swati Rastogi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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