GitLab Review

Good price, scalable, easy to deploy, and easy to set up CI/CD and integrate with other tools


What is our primary use case?

We are using it for building mobile applications and web applications. I am supporting the code in GitLab. It is only for giving access to my development team, and I just see what merge requests are coming.

What is most valuable?

I like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools.

What needs improvement?

In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It seems stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I didn't find any scalability issues so far. We have around 50 members who use this solution. Around 20 of them use it on a daily basis.

How are customer service and technical support?

One of my colleagues got in touch with them, and his response was that their technical support was not that great. The details that they provided for the question were not that great.

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

We also use GitHub. Earlier GitLab was more favored, but now GitHub has everything that is there in GitLab. If GitHub is offering more, then there might be chances of switching to that. I am not attached to either of these solutions. If things are working better for me in GitHub, I will move to GitHub.

How was the initial setup?

It is simple. You just create one repo and then give access. It takes maybe 5 to 10 minutes.

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

Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes.

Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate GitLab an eight 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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