GitLab 8.7 improves Issues, makes diffs easier to work with, brings better commenting, allows you to push to remote repositories, and more. In our latest webcast, we looked at the highlights from this release.
Our Backend Lead, Douwe Maan, gave us a live demo of the latest features in GitLab 8.7. He walked us through a common user scenario to demonstrate how these new features will benefit our users.
This is a guest post by Tobias Günther, founder at Tower.
GitLab and Tower, the popular Git client, have more in common than just "Git". They share the same goal: to make working with code easier. And just recently, with the release of Tower 2.3, they work together more seamlessly than ever.
You would think that cloning a remote repository was a simple process. And yet it can be quite a drag: You have to find the repository you want to clone, get hold of its URL, remember your authentication credentials (and method!) and fumble them onto the keyboard…
Solving such minor and major annoyances around Git has always been our motivation for creating Tower - a GUI client for Git that's now used by over 50,000 customers like Apple, Google, and Twitter.
Since our recent update to version 2.3, Tower makes working with GitLab even easier. You can access your repositories right from within Tower and clone them with just a single click:
Long gone are the days of wrestling with usernames, passwords, tokens, or URLs. Even creating new repositories in your account can be done via Tower. Cloning and managing repositories has become quite a bit easier.
Let's look at some other pain points that developers face day after day.