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GitLab is The DevOps platform that empowers organizations to maximize the overall return on software development by delivering software faster and efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance. With GitLab, every team in your organization can collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business outcomes faster with complete transparency, consistency and traceability.

GitLab is an open core company which develops software for the software development lifecycle with 30 million estimated registered users and more than 1 million active license users, and has an active community of more than 2,500 contributors. GitLab openly shares more information than most companies and is public by default, meaning our projects, strategy, direction and metrics are discussed openly and can be found within our website. Our values are Collaboration, Results, Efficiency, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging , Iteration, and Transparency (CREDIT) and these form our culture.

GitLab's team handbook, if printed would be over 8,000 pages of text, is the central repository for how we operate and is a foundational piece to the GitLab values.

It is GitLab's mission to make it so that everyone can contribute.

When everyone can contribute, users become contributors and we greatly increase the rate of innovation.

Key Features

  • Most of our internal procedures can be found in a publicly viewable 5000+ page handbook and our objectives are documented in our OKRs.

  • Our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute. This is part of our overall strategy.

  • Our values are Collaboration, Results, Efficiency, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging , Iteration, and Transparency (CREDIT) and these form an important part of our culture.

  • Our Tanuki (Japanese for raccoon dog) logo symbolizes our values with a smart animal that works in a group to achieve a common goal, you can download it on our press page.

How DevOps is better with GitLab

GitLab is The DevOps Platform that empowers organizations to maximize the overall return on software development by delivering software faster and efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance. With GitLab, every team in your organization can collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business outcomes faster with complete transparency, consistency and traceability.

  • Manage

Gain visibility and insight into how your business is performing.
GitLab helps teams manage and optimize their software delivery lifecycle with metrics and value stream insight in order to streamline and increase their delivery velocity. Learn more about how GitLab helps to manage your end to end value stream.

  • Plan

Regardless of your process, GitLab provides powerful planning tools to keep everyone synchronized.
GitLab enables portfolio planning and management through epics, groups (programs) and milestones to organize and track progress. Regardless of your methodology from Waterfall to DevOps, GitLab’s simple and flexible approach to planning meets the needs of small teams to large enterprises. GitLab helps teams organize, plan, align and track project work to ensure teams are working on the right things at the right time and maintain end to end visibility and traceability of issues throughout the delivery lifecycle from idea to production.

  • Create

Create, view, and manage code and project data through powerful branching tools.
GitLab helps teams design, develop and securely manage code and project data from a single distributed version control system to enable rapid iteration and delivery of business value. GitLab repositories provide a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code which enables teams to be productive without disrupting their workflows.

  • Verify

Keep strict quality standards for production code with automatic testing and reporting.
GitLab helps delivery teams fully embrace continuous integration to automate the builds, integration and verification of their code. GitLab’s industry leading CI capabilities enables automated testing, Static Analysis Security Testing, Dynamic Analysis Security testing and code quality analysis to provide fast feedback to developers and testers about the quality of their code. With pipelines that enable concurrent testing and parallel execution, teams quickly get insight about every commit, allowing them to deliver higher quality code faster.

  • Package

Create a consistent and dependable software supply chain with built-in package management.
GitLab enables teams to package their applications and dependencies, manage containers, and build artifacts with ease. The private, secure, container and package registry are built-in and preconfigured out-of-the box to work seamlessly with GitLab source code management and CI/CD pipelines. Ensure DevOps acceleration and a faster time to market with automated software pipelines that flow freely without interruption.

  • Secure

Security capabilities, integrated into your development lifecycle.
GitLab provides Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Container Scanning, and Dependency Scanning to help you deliver secure applications along with license compliance.

  • Release

GitLab's integrated CD solution allows you to ship code with zero-touch, be it on one or one thousand servers.
GitLab helps automate the release and delivery of applications, shortening the delivery lifecycle, streamlining manual processes, and accelerating team velocity. With zero-touch Continuous Delivery (CD) built right into the pipeline, deployments can be automated to multiple environments like staging and production, and the system just knows what to do without being told - even for more advanced patterns like canary deployments. With feature flags, built-in auditing/traceability, on-demand environments, and GitLab pages for static content delivery, you'll be able to deliver faster and with more confidence than ever before.

  • Configure

Configure your applications and infrastructure.
GitLab helps teams to configure and manage their application environments. Strong integration to Kubernetes reduces the effort needed to define and configure the infrastructure required to support your application. Protect access to key infrastructure configuration details such as passwords and login information by using ‘secret variables’ to limit access to only authorized users and processes.

  • Monitor

Help reduce the severity and frequency of incidents.
Get feedback and the tools to help you reduce the severity and frequency of incidents so that you can release software frequently with confidence.

  • Protect

Protect your apps and infrastructure from security intrusions.
GitLab provides cloud native protections, including unified policy management, container scanning, and container network and host security.

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