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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introducing GitLab, is a brief introduction to GitLab and its features. We explore the basic concepts of version control systems and look at Git in particular.

Chapter 2, Setting Up GitLab, covers account creation on GitLab and, for those interested in running their own GitLab server, we go into installation and some basic configuration using both the provided Omnibus packages and a manual install.

Chapter 3, GitLab Flow, delves further into Git, including how to use it, followed by an older best practices workflow for Git projects. This is used to introduce the GitLab flow, a method of working with Git and GitLab for increased efficiency and simplicity.

Chapter 4, Issues to Merge Requests, gets you acquainted with the GitLab user interface by creating projects, basic project management, and working with merge requests, all demonstrated using an example project.

Chapter 5, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, gives you a look at the CI/CD features of GitLab that allow for automated testing and deployment of your applications.

Chapter 6, Porting from GitHub and Subversion (SVN), explains how to migrate from other code hosting platforms and other version control systems.

Chapter 7, Advanced and Paid Features, finishes the book by looking at some of the extra parts of GitLab to help you become a power user, while also introducing some of the paid features GitLab provides if you want to consider an enterprise license.

Appendix, Introduction To Markdown, we will give you a brief overview on Markdown and how it can be applied at various instances such as Headings, Emphasising content, lists, adding links, images, and creating a block of code.