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GitLab Pros and Cons

GitLab Pros

System and Storage Engineer at Harsco Corporation
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.
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PO
Technical Lead at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.
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Partenaire, CEO at cyberdefense ai
It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient.
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User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.
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MW
Head Of Software Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.
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JR
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools.
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Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us.
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DB
UAS Innovation Group Lead at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers.
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JC
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features of Gitlab are integration with CIE and the ability to rapidly deploy solutions, projects, and applications. It is very easy to use, and there are no complaints.
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DJ
Software QA Test Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast.
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GitLab Cons

System and Storage Engineer at Harsco Corporation
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.
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PO
Technical Lead at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating.
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Partenaire, CEO at cyberdefense ai
I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira.
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User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
Based on what I know so far, its integration with Kubernetes is not so good. We have to develop many things to make it work. We have to acquire third-party components to work with Kubernetes.
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MW
Head Of Software Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.
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JR
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Cloud Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It can be free for commercial use.
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DB
UAS Innovation Group Lead at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.
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JC
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with.
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DJ
Software QA Test Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain. If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain.
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Learn what your peers think about GitLab. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.