A Requirement for the teams to reduce the integration pain.
November 20, 2020

A Requirement for the teams to reduce the integration pain.

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

Gitlab is being used across my organisation and sister companies as well.
It helps in the continuous integrations of the code.
Provide comfort of scheduling pipelines to solve integration specific problems.
We can integrate CI/CD jobs to smooth the integration process and automate the build systems to help in easy integration of the final code.
  • Server - Provides cloud based/ self hosted server facility.
  • Continuous integrations
  • Pipeline scheduling
  • Third party app integrations
  • Basic problem is solved pretty well by Gitlab, rest points can be user specific and cost bound.
  • Should have one GUI based app for windows and mac OS like one of their competitors.
  • Documentation can be improved.
  • Jobs - we were able to skip the compilation part of the Merge requests by scheduling out a job every time a merge request was generated.
  • Comments and discussion help you review the code to be pushed.
  • Roles - This can be more strict based on the role of the contributor.
Easy to use - The interface is almost similar to one of the competitors acquired by microsoft.
Security - Security is well maintained as Basic Auth plus SSH options both are present and can be utilised organisation wise to improve the authorisation part.
Cost effective - Its better compared to the other competitors out there in terms of cost for various team sizes.
Gitlab is hosted on our remote servers and various connection protocols ascertain that malicious traffic is not allowed, and an attempt to breach raises an alarm and some action is taken immediately based on the proxies set.
Code Discussions - This helps in making a merge request non-automatic merge-able and hence prevents the final repo to have less clutter, until those discussions are resolved.
Labels - These labels help you to solving integrations problems just like discussion and you can prevent merge until a required label is missing.

Do you think GitLab delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with GitLab's feature set?

Yes

Did GitLab live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of GitLab go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy GitLab again?

Yes

Well suited for small to large teams where continuous integration is a requirement.
Less suited if the team is not inclined to research out the specific scenarios which they might face later on when the setup is done.
A thorough R&D in the documentation needs to be done before setting up the cloud/self hosted servers.