GitLab Room for Improvement

RameshP
System and Storage Engineer at Harsco Corporation
We do reviews as I also work with some of the leadership teams. Leadership teams generally focus on statistics, metrics, or some sort of dashboard. They would like to have the ability to categorize these things. They would like to have a very high-level view. That would help. Someone who is not really a developer, but a leadership team. They are always interested in statistics or metrics features. That is something I would see imbedded into GitLab. That would help someone who is from the outside take a view and understand how qualitative the code is, because they cannot definitely dive in and look at the code, and they will not be able to understand all the details. At a high level, if they want to see and understand, at least they will have some confidence about how the projects are going on. View full review »
reviewer1322850
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. In general, integrating with third-party tools is easy for some but difficult for others. When I create a new project, I go through all of the settings, and then I can integrate that with other tools. However, with Jira, I have problems. If we could have GitLab execute some of the system tests then it would be good because as it is now, we have to rely on another tool. Ideally, it would execute a system test, a unit test, and then create a report. It is possible to do it but requires a lot of scripting expertise. It should be easily available on their menu, similar to adding tests, configuring the tests you want to execute when you launch a build, so the build would be done then tests would be performed, and the report would be created. This would allow us to know what went wrong during our systems test. If this aspect was more integrated into their interface, instead of relying on developers to script everything, it would be easier. I would like to see better integration with third-party software. View full review »
Michel Bourque
Partenaire, CEO at cyberdefense ai
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. View full review »
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reviewer1417221
Head Of Software Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I've looked at GitLab's roadmap. The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics. We're looking forward to being able to take advantage of them. View full review »
Cldengin57
Cloud Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Zeeshan Rauf
Software Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches. View full review »
reviewer1393092
Developer / Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The reporting could be improved and I'd like to see some testing or other deployment tools and integration with third parties. View full review »
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