GitLab Review

Convenient to use, provides a central repository, and speeds up our development time

What is our primary use case?

We are a startup company working on a new firewall product, and we use GitLab as part of the software development process.

How has it helped my organization?

I see this product as an investment. It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient. We know that all of your information is going to be in the same place and you can do what you want.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of GitLab is the level of control that it offers. I have more control over everything.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira. I know that integration does exist for some, but it can be better. In the future, I would like to be able to add what I want.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using GitLab for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is fully stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not used GitLab technical support because as of now, we haven't needed it yet.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using GitLab, I was using GitHub.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complicated. Especially if you have used GitHub before, it is pretty easy. Being on the cloud, you don't have to buy a server or anything else. You pay for it, set it up, and all of the protection and other services are included.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

GitLab can be used free of charge but if you use it for years and move to a paid license then it is better because you have more services. I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month.

What other advice do I have?

We strive to always have the latest technology. In this business, you have to follow your client and follow the trend. In fact, you have to do things ahead of the trend and be prepared. For us, this tool is really convenient.

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to consider the paid version. Don't be afraid to pay a few dollars a year. Especially for a startup company, this tool is an investment. You don't have to look at it as an expenditure or expense. Don't think about it as spending money, but rather, investing money.

From my point of view and for what I use GitLab for, it is okay for me. There may be other products, but this is a great tool. It's convenient and it's used by a million developers. The developers here consider it to be the best choice. That said, there is always room for improvement in a product.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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