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GitLab Buys UnReview, To Expand Its Open DevOps Platform With ML Capabilities

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GitLab has acquired UnReview, a ML-based solution for automatically identifying appropriate expert code reviewers and controlling review workloads and distribution of knowledge, for an undisclosed sum.

This acquisition is expected to advance the user experience within GitLab’s Dev Section including Manage, Plan and Create stages by improving a user’s ability to perform impactful code reviews by using ML to recommend code reviewers based on their previous contributions to areas of code as well as current reviewer workload. With this, teams can increase their velocity, code quality and security.

The UnReview technology will be integrated into the GitLab Code Review experience for GitLab SaaS customers by the end of year.

“By continuing to incorporate machine learning into GitLab’s open DevOps platform, we are improving the user experience by automating workflows and compressing cycle times across all stages of the DevSecOps lifecycle. We’re also building new MLOps features to empower data scientists,” said Eric Johnson, CTO of GitLab.

GitLab’s public handbook also includes an acquisition section which outlines the transparent approach the Company takes on Corporate Development, from sharing a target company profile through to listing the financial incentives it offers to teams.