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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)

Advanced and Paid Features

We've looked at many of the main functions of GitLab to help you get started using the platform, but there's a whole lot of advanced and extra features in the GitLab ecosystems. On top of all the free features, GitLab also has a tiered pricing model, where higher tiers can unlock even more enterprise-focused features to help you get the most out of your version control, continuous integration, and project management.

In this chapter, we'll look at a bunch of advanced and paid features that you can use to really kick your GitLab usage up a notch, such as the following:

  • Snippets
  • Wikis
  • Enabling Mattermost, a chat client, in self-hosted GitLab
  • Administering a self-hosted GitLab
  • Issue-tracking/project-management features, including burndown charts, issue weighting, and epics
  • Code features, such as merge request required approvals