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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)

Changing code-hosting platform

Many organizations, and even just established personal projects, already have a preferred code-hosting platform. There are a lot on the market and they all have benefits and drawbacks that can lead to them being chosen. However, times change and sometimes business or project needs can force a move to a different platform. We'll now look at some common reasons that your organization might have for changing their code-hosting platform:

  • Cost: is free to use; paid accounts only unlock extra features. You can also host a GitLab instance on your existing hardware.
  • Data sovereignty: You can host your own GitLab instance on your own hardware and be in control of your data.
  • Trust and transparency: GitLab is free and open source software (FOSS); you can examine the code that runs on your instance or, and be certain that it&apos...