CircleCI launches support for GitLab SaaS developers

CircleCI has released support for GitLab SaaS customers. Now joint customers can take advantage of interoperability between tools from GitLab, The One DevOps Platform for Software Innovation and CircleCI.

Software development teams using GitLab can now build, test, and deploy on CircleCI, and access CircleCI’s speed, automatic test splitting, and wider array of resource classes and compute options.

Founded in 2011, CircleCI has always been at the forefront of software development. Serving thousands of businesses around the world, CircleCI enables its clients to bring their ideas to life, at scale, by refining the development process from start to finish.

As nearly every business in every industry becomes software-based, the pace of change is set to accelerate. With this rapid growth comes more complexities, expanding the responsibilities and importance of developers and software teams.

“We are building a world where any change, anywhere in the software ecosystem, can be managed using CircleCI, giving software teams more confidence, choice and control over their development and delivery processes. “said Jim Rose, CEO of CircleCI. “As part of this mission, we have worked hard to provide support for GitLab customers, and we look forward to what they will build in collaboration with CircleCI.”

“At GitLab, we believe everyone can contribute, which is made possible by offering interoperability with industry peers like CircleCI,” said Nima Badiey, VP of Alliances, GitLab. “This integration enables easier migration paths for customers looking to leverage GitLab for source code management and more, further supporting GitLab’s mission to provide customers with modern solutions.”

With native GitLab SaaS support, joint customers of CircleCI and GitLab have access to:

  • GitLab-based triggers: Developers can decide when to trigger pipelines in CircleCI from forked merge requests from GitLab, only merge requests and commits for specific branches.
  • Improved permissions models: CircleCI’s new comprehensive permissions management allows security, DevOps, and developer teams to protect their configurations with confidence that other contributors will only make changes to their areas of interest.
  • Compatibility between toolchains: CircleCI connects to developer teams of already used services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Slack, Atlassian, and provides capabilities to build on GitLab SaaS, GitHub, and Bitbucket.
  • Improved engineering decision making: With pipeline performance and health metrics, customers can see real-time data on credit usage, pass rates, random tests, pipeline duration, and more.

Early adopters have already seen improvements to stay flexible and quickly deliver business value. In fact, Yoel Astanovsky of financial services provider Moneytor said, “The integration with GitLab worked perfectly. It was easy, fast and productive.

“CircleCI allows developers to choose the tools that work best for them. Their support for GitLab creates an opportunity to expand the way developers see and use CI/CD, resulting in improved productivity, better code quality, richer integrations, and greater business value.” , said Jim Mercer, research director of IDC DevOps and DevSecOps Solutions.

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