GitLab looks 4 users ininto CI ininto eye: Come join us at The happy pathThe Register #Come_JoinMay 23, 2019
Interview While many cloudy companies aim for four nines of uptime, it was four ones for GitLab today as the source shack celebrated the release of version 11.11 with a chat with The Register .
GitLab is known for its source code management and, more recently, its CI/CD tooling.
Being able to use Docker Containers for Windows directly will simplify things for fans of the Microsoft platform and, the company hopes, open up more options for pipeline orchestration for Windows users.
Nice, unless you were working with Windows, in which case you were out of luck.
Jankovski went on: “You couldn’t run that binary on Windows and now we’re finally getting that, which means that any project that depends on a Windows environment can now use DevOps CI without any hassle.”
Because let’s face it, the last thing a DevOps pipeline needs is extra hassle.
Jankovski added: “They can patch the code if they want; it’s open source, right?
Brandon Jung, VP of Alliances and member of the Linux Foundation Board, told us that the company “will always be working on how do we get to a default, high security setting for our customers”, with credential and secrets management taken care of and code scanned.
While the company’s origins are in source management, the San Francisco-based outfit (recently valued at $1bn after slurping up more investor cash ) has a stated goal of getting into the whole DevOps game and Jung, modestly, reckons it’s there, telling us that “CI is a huge focus.
Jung, however, expressed concern at the direction of travel of open source, remarking that “when you see more and more come out, it’s a little bit like boiling the frog” and as for GitHub’s evolvution under Microsoft’s stewardship: “you watch each little piece that gets added in, it’s like, oh, here’s more security.