GitLab Commit Brooklyn
GitLab made its name with version control, but is now looking to expand its rapidly-growing fleet of services to encompass all aspects of continuous integration/continuous deployment, from development tools to the verification process that ensures code meets security and policy guidelines. Moreover, it sees this toolchain as potentially useful for not only developers but for project managers, line-of-business managers, executives and even data scientists.
We are seeing this from more companies, including some of our sponsors. From GitLab to CircleCI, as well as in many open source projects such as OpenStack’s Zuul. They are all rushing to build a complete CI/CD pipeline, one that promises to automate as much of the grunt work as possible.
“Cycle time compression is the key to business success. Almost every improvement you need to make must be done in software,” GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij said, explaining the need for integrated development workflow, during the company’s GitLab Commit Brooklyn event, held Wednesday in New York.
There are some exciting opportunities here. At the show, GitLab showed off its work on a CI/CD pipeline prototype that would spot when a dependency embedded in a software package has a security update, and then automatically start a build to apply the update and even deploy the app back into production.
Exciting times for the CI/CD community!