GitLab, developed and maintained by GitLab Inc., is a popular web-based manager for Git repositories and provides functions such as an integrated Wiki or issue tracking, among others. The forum-like problem tracking is particularly useful for development activities in large teams.
GitLab versions are divided into a community and an Enterprise edition. While the free community edition allows for the opportunity to provide GitLab on your own hardware cost-effectively, the Enterprise version offers functions that are particularly relevant for companies. GitLab also provides the option of development with continuous integration technologies in which, for instance, for every Commit by a developer, a Build or even automated software tests can be automatically started.
Jenkins is an Open Source automation server for the area of application development, and helps with the continuous integration of small as well as large software projects.
The project originates from the Oracle “Hudson” application, but was spun off in 2011 and has since been supporting users with software development and automation worldwide.
The large number of optional extensions means that Jenkins can be precisely adapted to your needs and provides an optimal platform for efficient application development.
Git is an Open Source version control system, and provides an optimal platform for working on versioned applications, even in large developer teams. Git ensures the unobstructed organization of work and development processes, ultimately also by switching from a central server to local, synchronized copies. Storage can take place via a central server. But Git repositories can also be used at a completely decentralized level.
The development of Git was initiated by Linus Torvalds, the developer of the Linux kernel, in 2005 in response to a license change in the proprietary Bitkeeper system and the resulting need for efficient version management software.
His non-linear development approach, which is implemented with the use of branches for different versions, means that Git supports distributed workflows, provides outstanding security against version corruption, as well as high efficiency in the workflow.