GitLab is a somewhat contrarian take on DevOps: it’s basically one giant tool for literally anything you’d want to do relating to building and deploying software.
DevOps spans the gamut in software, from source control to performance monitoring
Traditionally, teams have used different tools for each part of the DevOps pipeline
GitLab brings the entire process together with a single platform for DevOps
Product lines include source control, issue tracking, CI/CD, and monitoring
GitLab is a very non-traditional company – beyond their unusual approach to the market, they operate completely remotely, publicly publish their internal guidelines, and are open source. They also IPOd recently, and are now worth $15B – so it’s an organization worth understanding.