What this book covers
- Chapter 1, Introduction and Installation, looks at the different ways in which you can install GitLab. We will also create your first project on your own GitLab server.
- Chapter 2, Explaining Git, looks at the basics of Git, how to send your code to your GitLab server, how to get your GitLab project on your computer, and how to squash your commits into one nice commit.
- Chapter 3, Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions, looks at how you can add new users and what the different permissions that you can grant your users are. We will also look at the power of GitLab groups.
- Chapter 4, Issue Tracker and Wiki, shows how GitLab has a powerful issue tracker and wiki system. In this chapter, we will take a look at how you can get the most out of it.
- Chapter 5, Maintaining Your GitLab Instance, shows how you need to maintain a GitLab instance and update backups when running them.
- Chapter 6, Webhooks, External Services, and the API, look at webhooks and shows how you can test them. We will look at linking your GitLab system to external services such as project
management tools, and we will look at the powerful API that GitLab ships with.
- Chapter 7, Using LDAP and OmniAuth Providers, looks at how you can use your LDAP infrastructure to manage your GitLab users. We will also look at how to use external authentication methods called OmniAuth providers.
- Chapter 8, GitLab CI, talks about GitLab having a powerful Continuous Integration system. In this chapter, we will look at how you can install and link it to your GitLab server.
Appendix, Tips, and Tricks look at some smaller tasks, tips, and tricks that can help you in your daily GitLab usage.
What you need for this book
In this book, we will use a server to which you can install GitLab, so you need to have a server, VPS, or Virtual Machine with at least the following specifications:
- Ubuntu 12.03 64-bit or newer
- A CPU with one or two cores
- 1 GB RAM or 2 GB
For most of the recipes, you also need a working Internet connection, as you need to download certain packages.
Who this book is for
This book is intended for developers and DevOps that have a GitLab server running and want to be sure that they use it to the fullest. It is also aimed at people who are looking for a great Git platform and want to learn how to set it up successfully. Some system administrating skills on a Unix-based system is preferred but not required.