CircleCI vs GitLab: What are the differences?
Developers describe CircleCI as "Automate your development process quickly, safely, and at scale". Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp. On the other hand, GitLab is detailed as "Open source self-hosted Git management software". GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
CircleCI belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while GitLab can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".
Some of the features offered by CircleCI are:
- Language-Inclusive Support
- Custom Environments
- Flexible Resource Allocation
On the other hand, GitLab provides the following key features:
- Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure
- Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests
- Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki
"Github integration", "Easy setup" and "Fast builds" are the key factors why developers consider CircleCI; whereas "Self hosted", "Free" and "Has community edition" are the primary reasons why GitLab is favored.
GitLab is an open source tool with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to GitLab's open source repository on GitHub.
Coderus, Webedia, and Ticketmaster are some of the popular companies that use GitLab, whereas CircleCI is used by Instacart, Lyft, and StackShare. GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1219 company stacks & 1431 developers stacks; compared to CircleCI, which is listed in 925 company stacks and 372 developer stacks.
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