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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)

Issues to Merge Requests

So far, we've been introduced to installing GitLab and have created a user for ourselves. We also familiarized ourselves with git commands and workflows, but how do we use GitLab? What are the essential parts of the platform that provide capability to us, aside from just being a place to host our code, which we in theory could do with a plain Git repository on any server.

Here's where we start tackling some more of the features of GitLab and how to work with it, so in this chapter, we'll look at the following topics:

  • How to create a project in GitLab
  • How to handle issues in GitLab
  • How to handle merge requests in GitLab