“GitLab Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of using GitLab. This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the process of using GitLab to manage their software development projects. It is intended for developers, system administrators, and students who want to understand how to use GitLab to streamline their workflow and collaborate with their team.

The book begins by introducing the reader to the basics of GitLab, including the history of the tool and the different types of features and functionalities that it offers. It covers the different types of version control systems that can be used with GitLab, such as Git and Mercurial, and how they can be used to manage and track code changes. The reader will learn about the different types of workflows that can be implemented with GitLab, such as GitFlow and GitHub Flow, and how they can be used to manage releases and development cycles.

As the book progresses, it delves deeper into more advanced topics such as GitLab Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), security, and scalability. The reader will learn how to set up and use GitLab CI/CD to automatically build, test and deploy code changes, how to secure GitLab and protect sensitive data and how to scale GitLab to handle large and complex projects. The reader will also learn about the trade-offs and considerations of using GitLab, such as ease of use and cost, and how to ensure that their projects are managed efficiently.

The book also covers the latest trends and technologies in the field of software development, such as DevOps, Kubernetes and Cloud-native. The reader will learn about the benefits and limitations of using these technologies and how they can be used to improve software development and delivery.

Throughout the book, the reader will also find practical examples and case studies of how GitLab is being used in various industries and fields. These examples illustrate the real-world applications of GitLab and provide inspiration for the reader’s