Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform company CircleCI used the summer slowdown period to come forward with support for GitLab SaaS developers.
This means that ‘joint users’ (i.e. developers that use CircleCI & GitLab, not developers who roll their own) can enjoy interoperability between tools from GitLab’s DevOps platform for software innovation and CircleCI.
Software development teams using GitLab can now build, test, and deploy on CircleCI, and access CircleCI’s industry-leading speed, automatic test-splitting, and the largest array of resource classes and compute options anywhere.
Founded in 2011, CircleCI insists it is working to empower its users to take ideas to execution, at scale, by fine-tuning the development process from start to finish.
With native support for GitLab SaaS, joint CircleCI and GitLab customers have access to a variety of functions, including GitLab-based triggers – meaning developers can decide when to trigger pipelines in CircleCI based upon the events that are important to them, such as forked merge requests, only merge requests and commits for specific branches.
“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, CircleCI. “As part of this mission, we’ve worked hard to provide support to GitLab customers, and look forward to what they’ll build in collaboration with CircleCI.”
Enhanced permissions models
CircleCI’s new permissions management allows security, DevOps and developer teams to safeguard their configurations with confidence that other contributors will make changes only to their areas of focus.
CircleCI connects with services developer teams already use like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Slack, Atlassian, and provides abilities to build on GitLab SaaS, GitHub, and Bitbucket.
“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 allows 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.”
Support for GitLab is the first of many changes to come on CircleCI as the company opens its platform up to support additional sources of change outside the code repo including third-party platforms, APIs, image repositories etc.