Good product overall, but lacks Github's third-party integrations
July 20, 2021

Good product overall, but lacks Github's third-party integrations

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GitLab

We use GitLab for all our development teams. Each project has a git repository and we use GitLab CI to deploy our code to Google Cloud. And we also use the issues board for our Kanban workflow. Our team is small (four developers and one designer) and we use the free plan, acquiring extra CI minutes to run our pipelines when needed.
  • Integrated CI
  • Environment variables management
  • Git flow
  • Issues board lacks basic features for product management, like notes support
  • Integration with other third-party products. Google Cloud and Intercom offer GitHub plugins, but not for GitLab
  • It's hard to test CI build locally
  • Easy-to-use CI was crucial for our automated testing and deployment
  • Good environment variable management keeps our codes more flexible, stable, and secure
  • Lack of native integrations increases the effort for simple tasks, like integrating customer support and issues management
A few years ago, GitHub didn't offer free private plans or CI tools. Now that those are standard, I have the impression that GitHub has the best package for small teams like ours, especially due to more integrations and community support.

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If you don't intend to manage the product using the issues board or don't care about third-party integrations, it's a great product, git works very well, it's fast, CI tools are advanced, and environment variables are easy to use and manage.

Overall, I'd recommend looking into your cloud platform documentation to check how to integrate with your repository if you need. For Google Cloud, I found it easier to integrate with GitHub, for example.