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GitKraken Development Tools

Released to the public in May of 2016, GitKraken is a fully featured Git desktop client that works on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. As a freemium product, GitKraken improves code management by improving how you handle merge conflicts and record change history. It also provides a built-in code editor. Where Git makes things possible, GitKraken makes them easy.

The GitKraken client manages the code repositories, while Glo Boards drive the product management during development. For Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) DevOps teams, using GitKraken speeds up the development and release cycles by improving how you merge, stage and release new bits of code into your product.

GitKraken Niche and History

The concept for the GitKraken desktop client started after two frustrated developers decided they didn’t like the options available in the market. While Git provides powerful code management features, the way it manages the repositories weren’t very user-friendly. GitKraken changes this by bringing visual improvements to the user interface and powerful automation tools for common tasks.

Since August 2018, GitKraken gained over one million users, proving that there was a gap in the market when it came to Git Clients. Axosoft, who offer many tools for an agile software development methodology, develops and maintains GitKraken. Based in Arizona, GitKraken also opened an office in San Francisco since July 2018.

GitKraken Desktop Client

The primary benefit to using GitKraken is the intuitive Guided User Interface (GUI) when dealing with code build and release issues. As the number one cross-platform Git Client of 2019, GitKraken enables you to resolve merge issues quickly by making Git operations understandable and even enjoyable.

The GitKraken Desktop Client also provides drag and drop features, making the process of solving merge issues more efficient. Almost every task or process performed in Git is easier when done in GitKraken.

GitKraken Desktop Client’s features include:

  • Gitflow support for all your branching models
  • Git Large File Transfer support for rich media
  • Blame views and complete file history tracking
  • Built-in code editor features and advanced searching
  • File mini-maps and syntax based highlighting

While most features are part of the basic tool, there are additional paid features that further enhance the productivity of developers. GitKraken Desktop Client seeks to improve the user experience above all else. To accomplish this, it provides a visually rich commit graph to show all your updates right inside the GUI, a one-click undo or redo feature, and an in-app merge editor to resolve conflicts that eliminates the need for context switching.

GitKraken Glo Boards for Task Tracking

Glo boards can be connected directly to your code to improve your task management and development control abilities. The Glo boards deliver an intuitive overview of all work performed on the project and ensure you stay on top of issues as they occur.

The Glo Boards come with many features, which includes:

  • Github Issue Syncing
  • Access from the GitKraken GUI
  • Calendar and Due Date Tracking
  • Markdown Support
  • @Handles and Commenting
  • Card Checklists
  • Board Activity Tracking

Some of the paid features include:

  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Team Management
  • Organization Management

Using Glo boards, you can track every issue or problem for your project or organization. Glo boards arrange work according to the agile development methodology, meaning you can automate notifications or subsequent tasks based on a board’s status change.

GitKraken Integrations

You can integrate repositories from GitHub, GitLab, Atlassian Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps directly in GitKraken. You can clone repositories, create or open pull requests, or add remotes without ever needing to leave the GitKraken. Using GitKraken, you can manage your entire DevOps workflow without ever needing to use a browser.

Additionally, Glo boards are available on mobile devices, meaning you are never too far away to address an issue or offer guidance to your DevOps team.

ReleaseTEAM as Your GitKraken Advisor

With all the features available in GitKraken, you’ll need someone who’s an expert to gain the best efficiencies from adopting the tool. GitKraken makes the merge, build, and release process easy and fun when implemented correctly. To assist you in this, ReleaseTEAM has the necessary expertise and resources to ensure your GitKraken implementation is a success.

Contact us on (866) 887-0489 or info@releaseteam.com today to speak to an expert about your next DevOps project.

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