Archive for the ‘GitLab’ Category

What are the differences between GitLab Premium and GitLab Ultimate?

Many GitLab Starter customers ask us “What are we losing by not having access to GitLab Ultimate capabilities?” And there’s another version of the question, asked by those who use the free GitLab version or have not yet used GitLab: “What are the differences between Premium and Ultimate?” or: “Why should we start with the […]

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What are the differences between GitLab Premium and GitLab Starter?

Many GitLab Starter customers ask us “What are we losing by not having access to GitLab Premium capabilities?” And there’s another version of the question, asked by those who use the free GitLab version or have not yet used GitLab – and they ask: “What are the differences between Starter and Premium?” or: “Why should […]

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High Availability: Bitbucket Data Center VS GitLab HA

Last update: 10/26/2020 We regularly help our customers plan and implement on-premises and cloud High Availability (HA) solutions in close networks (air-gapped) or cloud / hybrid, and for a variety of tools – e.g. Atlassian Bitbucket, GitLab, Jira, Artifactory, SonarQube, GitHub and more. We are often asked “which HA solution is better in the scope […]

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New Integration Between GitLab and Jira

We are expanding our spectrum of GitLab and Jira integration solutions and present a new option for self-hosted GitLab instances: to detect an event in GitLab and to perform whatever action you want. This option can have a number of uses. For example: If a commit was pushed to a GitLab repository and the commit’s […]

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Coming Soon: Changes to CI/CD in GitLab Cloud Free

Yesterday GitLab announced that effective next month (October 2020) they will reduce the limit of free CI/CD minutes. As you know, GitLab Cloud (Gitlab.com) provides shared CI/CD runners, i.e. virtual machines on which you can run your build, test and other jobs. For example, we at ALM-Toolbox use them to run programs, which regularly create […]

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Creating GitLab Branches from Jira

Many projects use GitLab together with Jira. In such a combination, GitLab is used for git repository management, code review (by merge requests [MRs]) and CI/CD, while Jira manages development tasks, bugs and planning. GitLab provides a basic integration with Jira, which allows you to create links between Jira issues and GitLab commits and MRs, […]

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GitLab Installation: CE or EE?

Many companies planning to start using GitLab are not sure whether to go for the free Community Edition (CE) or for the paid Enterprise Edition (EE). Some decide to start with CE and consider switching to EE later, if they feel that they need more functionality and/or that they want GitLab’s support. Now what version […]

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New in GitLab Version 13.0: GitLab Introduces Improved High Availability (HA)

GitLab version 13.0, released just days ago, now allows for high availability and redundancy of the Git storage component. This is important if GitLab is critical for your organization, and its downtime disables software development, CI/CD pipelines and delivery times. We are talking about Gitaly — one of GitLab’s most important components. Let’s talk about Gitaly […]

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GitHub Follows GitLab and Offers Unlimited Private Repositories for Free

Starting from today, GitHub is offering unlimited free repositories – at no charge  – on their public cloud (github dot com). It’s good for those who have a side-project and they want to keep it private; those who want to keep files private and those who want to hide a project before they make it […]

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Bitbucket Ejects Mercurial – It’s Time for git

Bitbucket announcement Back in 2008, when Bitbucket (formerly Stash), Atlassian’s version-controlled software-hosting service, was launched, it supported only Mercurial repositories. Since then the version control software market has evolved, and Git became the de-facto standard.  According to StackOverfow’s 2018 survey, more than 87% of developers used Git and less than 4% used Mercurial. On August […]

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