Gitlab, a great alternative to Github
November 14, 2019

Gitlab, a great alternative to Github

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Gitlab

It is being used as one of our git-repository management services inside the company. We host there some of our projects and take advantage of their continuous integration and continuous deployment mechanisms to build a more solid and robust codebase.
It allows us to work collaboratively by simplifying code review processes through merge requests.
  • Built-in continuous integration
  • Built-in continuous deployment
  • Wiki supports
  • Easy collaboration between members of a team
  • I wish they said `Pull Request` instead of `Merge Request`.
  • Smaller community than GitHub for Open Source projects.
  • It has helped us catch more bugs by preventing merge requests when CI catches a bug.
We selected Gitlab due to its right away capabilities for continuous integration and continuous deployment.
I believe the decision-taker did not like Microsoft's involvement with GitHub.

As the projects are closed source we did not take into consideration the size of the communities in GitHub or Gitlab.
I haven't contacted customer support because I haven't had any problems with Gitlab. Their service has been outstanding.

I know they have a very active Twitter account in which they provide very quick updates. As far as I know the community is pretty happy with their service.

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GitHub, Heroku Platform, CircleCI, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Gitlab is pretty well suited for scenarios in which you want a more robust and solid codebase. The reason for that is they provide right away and with free plans too, continuous integration and continuous deployment services.

I wouldn't consider it too suited for open source projects since the community is smaller in comparison to other platforms like GitHub.