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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By : Adam O'Grady
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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By: Adam O'Grady

Overview of this book

Gitlab is an open source repository management and version control toolkit with an enterprise offering. This book is the ideal guide to GitLab as a version control system (VCS), issue management tool, and a continuous integration platform. The book starts with an introduction to GitLab, a walkthrough of its features, and explores concepts such as version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It then takes you through the process of downloading and installing a local copy of the on-premise version of GitLab in Ubuntu and/or CentOS. You will look at some common work?ows associated with GitLab work?ow and learn about project management in GitLab. You will see tools and techniques for migrating your code base from various version control systems such as GitHub and SVN to GitLab. By the end of the book, you will be using Gitlab for repository management, and be able to migrate projects from other VCSs to GitLab.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Introducing GitLab

GitLab is a code hosting and issue tracking web platform based around the Git version control system. First released in 2011, it has continued to grow and evolve over the years, adding new features and capabilities, and has turned into a one-stop tool for an agile workforce. While it is owned and managed by GitLab Inc., who steer the direction of the project, the core of GitLab is open source software with over 2,000 separate contributors to date.

In this chapter, we'll explore the following topics:

  • An overview of version control
  • The main features of GitLab
  • Self-managed versus SaaS
  • Free versus paid
  • A brief history of GitLab