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GitLab Installation: CE or EE?

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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 […]

New demo: How SonarQube is integrated with GitLab

A new video titled “ Code Quality & Security in Your Development Workflow” was released last week by SonarSource – the manufacturer of SonarQube (and a company we represent). In this video they demonstrate how SonarQube can be integrated with GitLab, GitLab CI/CD and other SCM tools.We took this video and edited it in order […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Bitbucket Ejects Mercurial – It’s Time for git

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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 […]

New: CI Module for “The Shield” application to improve its Code Security and Fight Coronavirus

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To encourage downloads of the ‘Shield’ app that fights coronavirus, we have built a complementary Continuous Integration (CI) solution and code scanners to improve information security, code security and privacy of the app. We also invite the developers to use it freely and continuously in future. A few days ago, the Israeli Ministry of Health […]

Working from Home – Tools and Methodologies

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Due to the latest global events and frequently asked questions, we’ve decided to gather tools and services that can help you manage remote work and working from home. We’d be happy to answer any question regarding environment setup, consulting, licensing and support. Contact us: remote@almtoolbox.com Services to support remote work Migration of test and development environments […]

Our Assortment of GitLab HA/DR Solutions

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It is well known that once a system becomes critical for an organization’s daily activities, there arises a need of business continuity, speedy Disaster Recovery (DR) or the ability of the system to be continuously operational for a desirably long length of time (High Availability, aka HA). We help GitLab users worldwide to analyze their […]

Kubernetes and GitLab Integration

We’re often asked about the integration of Kubernetes with GitLab and GitLab CI/CD and how it works if compared to Jenkins CI. So we thought to write a post about the maturity of integration with GitLab and provide a full list of how GitLab can help you get the most out of Kubernetes. So here […]

Podcast: Kubernetes and GitLab

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A few days ago I encountered an interesting interview in the Kubernetes Podcast website, talking about GitLab and Kubernetes. The hosts interviewed Marin Jankovski — an Engineering Manager at GitLab and the first employee of GitLab (!) . The interview concerns GitLab, Kubernetes, deployment, the SaaS offering of GitLab, transparency and an anecdote around the logo […]