GitLab Pros

Corné den Hollander - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great toolbox where the CI/CD pipeline is the fundamental component, but there are so many other features that you can pull from, which makes it a very powerful tool. My current client is using AWS, and they can, of course, use AWS CodePipeline, but GitLab is much more mature than that, and it also gives you the freedom to decide to go to another platform or have a multi-cloud strategy and things like that. That freedom for me is also very valuable.
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AM
DevOps/Cloud Lead
Their CI/CD engine is very mature. It's very comprehensive and flexible, and compared to other projects, I believe that GitLab is number one right now from that perspective.
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Udaysimha Nerella - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist Data Analysis vehicle safety at Cubeware
We're only using the basic features of GitLab and haven't used any advanced features. The solution works fine, so that's what we like about GitLab. We're party using GitHub and GitLab. We have a GitHub server, while we use GitLab locally or only within our team, and it works okay. We don't have any significant problems with the solution. We also found the straightforward setup, stability, and scalability of GitLab valuable.
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MP
Manager at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Filipe-Marcelino - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Digital Solutions at Bravantic
The most valuable functionality of GitLab, for me, is the DevOps. Besides the normal source control based on Git, I find the Auto DevOps features most important in the solution.
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PO
Technical Lead at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.
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CT
DevOps Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The user interface is really good so that helps with huge teams who need to collaborate.
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SK
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Key features allow creation of well-presented Wiki that includes ideas, development, and domains.
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OA
Software Test Manager at ASELSAN
The most important features of GitLab for us are issue management and all the CI/CD tools. Another aspect that I love about GitLab is the UI.
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BA
IT Processes Methodologist at Gysan Gmart
Of all available products, it was the easiest to use and easy to install.
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GitLab Cons

Corné den Hollander - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's more related to the supporting layer of features, such as issue management and issue tracking. We tend to always use, for example, Jira next to it. That doesn't mean that GitLab should build something similar to Jira because that will always have its place, but they could grow a bit in those kinds of supporting features. I see some, for example, covering ITSM on a DevOps team level, and that's one of the things that I and my current client would find really helpful. It's understandably not going to be their main focus and their core, and whenever you are with a company that needs a bit more advanced features on that specific topic, you're probably still going to integrate with another tool like Jira Service Management, for example. However, some basic features on things like that could be really helpful.
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AM
DevOps/Cloud Lead
I don't really like the new Kubernetes integration because it is pretty focused on the on-premise environment, but we're in a hybrid environment.
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Udaysimha Nerella - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist Data Analysis vehicle safety at Cubeware
I've noticed an area for improvement in GitLab, particularly needing to go through many steps to push the code to the repository. Resolving that issue would make the product better. My team quickly fixed it by writing a small script, then double-clicking or enabling the script to take care of the issue. However, that quick fix was from my team and not the GitLab team, so in the next release, if an automatic deployment feature would be available in GitLab, then that would be good because, in Visual Studio, you can do that with just one click of a button.
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MP
Manager at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Filipe-Marcelino - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Digital Solutions at Bravantic
As GitLab is not perfect, what needs improvement in the solution is the Wiki feature of the groups or the repertories because currently, it's not searchable by default. You'll need an indexing service such as Elasticsearch to make it searchable, and that requires too much work, so for me, it's the main feature that should be improved in GitLab. In the next version of the solution, from the top of my head, the documentation could be improved. Besides the Wiki, it would be good if there's documentation that would be automatically generated based on the code repository. In other words, there should be some tutorials from GitLab for developers in the next release.
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PO
Technical Lead at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating.
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CT
DevOps Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution does not have many built-in functions or variables so scripting is required.
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SK
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Expand features to match other tools such as a static code analysis tool so third-party integrations are not required.
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OA
Software Test Manager at ASELSAN
For as long as I have used GitLab, I haven't encountered any major limitations. However, I think that perhaps the search functionality could be better.
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BA
IT Processes Methodologist at Gysan Gmart
The solution should be more cloud-native and have more cloud-native capabilities and features.
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