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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)


By now, you should have a good overview of some of the advanced features of GitLab, as well as some of the paid features that can improve your efficiency and workflow if you choose to upgrade to an enterprise subscription.

We started out by exploring snippets, which are incredibly useful features for sharing or documenting small pieces of code or paragraphs of work. We also discovered that you can have them attached to your account, or on a per-project basis if they're related to a particular project that you're working on.

Wikis are another project-level feature in GitLab that let you write documentation for your project and have it hosted alongside it so that anyone looking to try out your application, library, or code can read more about it.

For self-hosted instances of GitLab, we explored how to administrate your system by looking at charts, logs, and settings...