GitLab Review

Good interface, stable, and useful for merge operations and reviews


What is our primary use case?

We are providing solutions for consumer electronics. We have a repository of our code between the device team, mobile applications team, and cloud team.

How has it helped my organization?


What is most valuable?

It is very useful for code reviews and merging operations. Review analytics is available to users with reporter access and displays a table of open merge requests. Many merge requests can be added to the train. Each merge request runs its own merged results pipeline, which includes the changes from all of the other merge requests. If the pipeline for a merge request fails, the breaking changes are not merged, and the target branch is unaffected. It is very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch before giving release. Its interface is straightforward to see all process.

What needs improvement?

It can be free for commercial use of project management and code integrity features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using git solutions for almost two years. We are new for GitLab.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are a small team. Almost 60 people are working on the same repo. It works for us currently, and we don't need to scale it.

How are customer service and technical support?

For any technical issues, we have our infrastructure team. They have some experience with this product. Currently, we don't create any tickets for technical operations.

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

We were using Subversion. GitLab is a little bit more complex than Subversion, but it is okay for me.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We have an IT department for infrastructure operations, and they are managing this solution for us.

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

It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to follow best practices because they are useful for each case. If you have a problem, it can be easily solved by other people if you follow the best practices.

I would rate GitLab a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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