GitLab Quick Start Guide

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  • Set up CI and test builds for your projects
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of GitLab workflow
  • Migrate from other common VCS platforms to Gitlab
  • Create, review, and merge code changes
  • Learn to branch local code and create a new branch in GitLab
  • Configure sequential stages and simultaneous stages for CI/CD
  • Access Mattermost for on-premise GitLab
  • Discover the issue tracking features of GitLab

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 workflows associated with GitLab workflow 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.

  • Effective guide for GitLab migration from GitHub and SVN
  • Learn to implement DevOps with GitLab 11
  • Manage projects with issue boards and time tracking
Page Count 180
Course Length 5 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781789534344
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018


Adam O'Grady

Adam O'Grady hails from the remote Perth, Western Australia, and can usually be found on Twitter at @adamjogrady or in meatspace wrangling with code.

His first taste of programming came from building games into graphics calculators at high school, and quickly developed into a passion. A few years later, while doing social media marketing for an ISP, his first big break arrived; building custom applications to monitor and respond to social feeds.

After that, he spent a few years working for the government building systems that used satellite and geographic data to spot and predict bushfires, and now you can find him leading a small team of engineering mavens at a local health start-up.