After more than a year of hard work (besides the daily job), my book about GitLab has been published! Somewhere in the summer of 2018, a publisher approached me with the question, ‘Can you write a book about GitLab for us?’ At that time, we were migrating GitLab to a private cloud at the ING bank. I had a lot of inspiration for explaining how to scale GitLab in a corporate environment. So I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, about halfway writing the book, ING decided to migrate some activities to the Azure cloud, including GitLab’s code repository and CI functionalities.
So the inspiration for the last part of my book was from that point in time fueled by creating infrastructures in AWS instead of using a private cloud on-premise. The tools used are not necessarily different.