"It can do the CI pipeline well."
"The most useful feature of Bamboo is its integration with other solutions such as Jira and BitBucket, also offered by Atlassian. It is easier to use tools all provided by one vendor."
"In my experience Bamboo is scalable."
"In Bamboo, build and deployment have been segregated. The build plan and deployment plan are different. When comparing Bamboo to other solutions, the native feature you will not find in another tool, such as Jenkins. They have segregated the build and deployment plan. This means, building the application and deploying it are two separate parts in Bamboo, they have segregated it apart from the UI. This makes the tool a bit better compared to other tools."
"A user friendly solution."
"We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people."
"GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable."
"GitLab integrates well with other platforms."
"Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with."
"The scalability is good."
"I like that you can use GitLab as a double-sided solution for both DevOps and version management. It's a good product for working in these two areas, and the user interface makes it easy to understand."
"It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient."
"It should be much easier to use. It shouldn't require a lot of reading to be able to use it. It should have just two or three screens rather than hundreds of screens requiring a lot of clicking. It also requires a lot of integration. It has a steep learning curve. It takes a lot of time to understand and put in the data. There is also no proper training."
"Bamboo can improve by providing more with scripting, such as they have with Jenkins. Bamboo is more UI-driven at this time, Jenkins is going in that direction too."
"Scalability depends on the use case. If it is really a big customer with a lot of tests, it might not be a scalable option for them."
"Bamboo is a bit complicated to use compared to other solutions, such as GitLab. You have to integrate different actions that are difficult that could be made easier."
"In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents."
"We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating."
"It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain. If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain."
"There was a problem with the build environment when we were looking at developing iOS applications. iOS build require Mac machines and there are no Mac machines provided by GitLab in their cloud. So to build for mobile iOS application, we needed to use our own Mac machine within our own infrastructure. If GitLab were to provide a feature such that an iOS application could also be built through GitLab directly, that would be great."
"I would like more Agile features in the Premium version. The Premium version should have all Agile features that exist in the Ultimate version. IBM AOM has a complete Agile implementation, but in GitLab, you only have these features if you buy the Ultimate version. It would be good if we can use these in the Premium version."
"It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security."
"Reporting could be improved."
"I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors."
GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.
Bamboo is ranked 8th in Build Automation with 4 reviews while GitLab is ranked 1st in Build Automation with 23 reviews. Bamboo is rated 7.6, while GitLab is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Bamboo writes "Data solution that integrates with Jira and Bitbucket for the convenient deployment of apps". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "A double-sided solution for both DevOps and version management". Bamboo is most compared with Jenkins, Harness, Tekton, TeamCity and GoCD, whereas GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and OWASP Zap. See our Bamboo vs. GitLab report.
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