Gizem MercanCloud Architect at a manufacturing company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The orchestration, building the release, and then just executing it and managing that pipeline — the orchestration capabilities are great for that."
"The dashboard and interface make it easy to use."
"We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people."
"Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with."
"A user friendly solution."
"It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient."
"The best thing is that as the developers work on separate tasks, all of the code goes there and the other team members don't have to wait on each other to finish."
"GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues."
"This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers."
"The backfill could be improved, we could automate that. Right now it's subjective — it's up to the lead developer's memory to remember to backfill."
"GitLab doesn't have AWS integration. It would be better to have integration with other container management environments beyond Kubernetes. It has very good integration with Kubernetes, but it doesn't have good integration with, for example, AWS, ETS, etc."
"I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors."
"The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics."
"Reporting could be improved."
"I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira."
"The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches."
"We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating."
"It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security."
"Overall, the price is just too high; especially considering we're in the middle of a pandemic."
"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."
"The price is okay."
"It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses."
"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."
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Digital.ai Release is ranked 7th in Build Automation with 1 review while GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 13 reviews. Digital.ai Release is rated 8.0, while GitLab is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Digital.ai Release writes "Plan, track, and execute release plans from code drop to end user". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". Digital.ai Release is most compared with Jenkins, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Plutora, Bamboo and Harness, whereas GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, GoCD and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle.
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