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GitLab is a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle that allows teams to work together better and bring more value to your customers, faster.
GitLab does this by shortening your devops cycle time, bridging silos and stages, and taking work out of your hands.
A shorter cycle allows you to skate to where the puck is going to be. That means it takes less time to go from an idea for a change to actually having that change live in a production environment, monitored and ready for scaling.
By shortening this time, you're able to respond to changing needs from the market faster, adjust your long-term plans with feedback you receive on the way, and radically reduce engineering risk.
A shorter cycle time allows you to immediately respond to changing needs. Rather than having to wait upwards of several months for the DevOps cycle to complete, with a short cycle you're able to adjust your plans quickly. With each iteration you complete, you get new opportunities to collect feedback. Be that low-level feedback on the permance of your products, or direct feedback from your customers. GitLab has monitoring built-in, so no time is wasted on trying to get information surfaced.
In addition to creating a shorter feedback cycle and being able to respond quicker to changing needs, a suprising advantage of shorter cycles is reduced engineering risk. Shorter cycles mean more and smaller frequent deploys, which have many advantages:
GitLab shortens your cycles by bringing everyone together and taking work out of your hands.
In GitLab, everyone looks at the same things. There is a single source of truth for every single change, and it is linked automatically to anything relevant. This is because GitLab is a single application. Project management, code review, continuous integration and delivery – and even monitoring are all part of GitLab. This means:
We like to think of the DevOps lifecycle becoming a single conversation, where GitLab automatically links all relevant information together.
And this means one team no longer needs to wait for the handoff of another team. For example, QA can join the conversation easlier in the cycle, potentially catching issues early on and reducing bottlenecks and gatekeeping later in the lifecycle. We call this Concurrent DevOps.
You're working together in GitLab, everyone is looking at the same data, handoffs are a thing of the past and silos are blurring their lines. This is a great way to reduce cycle time, but GitLab does more.
First off – GitLab is a single application that has everything you need to go from planning to shipping to production and even monitoring. There is no more need to setup up integrations, worry about authentication and authorization between the various applications.
GitLab will automatically build, test, analyse code quality, do dependency scanning, license management, container scanning, security testing, monitor and more through Auto DevOps.
Ultimately, with GitLab, teams are shipping changes continuously:
From a higher level: