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GitLab Repository Management by Jonathan M. Hethey

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Chapter 1. Kickstarting with GitLab

Keeping your code close and private, when you want to, is surely as important as easily sharing it and letting the community contribute. GitLab (http://gitlab.org) understands this and lets you self-host Git repositories that fit your company or team. In this chapter, we will cover what is GitLab and the points that stand out the most when compared to its competitors.

Topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • GitLab features
  • Where GitLab excels
  • Cloud-hosted GitLab
  • Support for your own GitLab
  • Competitors

In this chapter, we will take a look at what features are available, how you can use them, and which competitors are worth examining.

What is GitLab?

GitLab is a system for managing Git repositories. It's written ...

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