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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)

Who this book is for

This book is geared towards system administrators and developers (and hybrid roles including SREs and DevOps) who are looking to learn more about the GitLab version control/code hosting platform; however, it is usable by anyone who sees a use for version control systems, including authors writing a book or teams looking for a collaborative way to edit large markup files or datasets.

For those just looking to explore GitLab's web user interface, create projects, and edit files online, readers should be comfortable with a web browser and very basic familiarity with the Terminal or command line, including changing directories and listing files in a directory.

Readers who are interested in installing their own GitLab instance must be familiar with using a Unix-based operating system such as Ubuntu or CentOS, including working with the command line and installing software.

People taking advantage of the continuous integration/continuous delivery features of GitLab should be comfortable with their programming language of choice as well as any preferred test suites or linters. The examples in this book use a PHP project, but it is just to demonstrate committing code and setting up tests. It's not a core requirement to know PHP.