New Livestream: GitLab Integration in IntelliJ IDEA

Updated on 08/09/2023.

On September 07, 2023, we hosted our IntelliJ IDEA LiveStream with Dmitriy Smirnov to learn about GitLab integration in IntelliJ IDEA.

Session abstract

Integration with GitLab has been one of the most popular requests for the JetBrains team from the developer community. In response, JetBrains joined forces with the GitLab team to deliver this type of integration.

Given that some of the most important tasks a developer faces are reading, navigating, and writing code, the teams decided to first implement proper review support within JetBrains IDEs. The first results of this collaboration landed in v2023.2, bringing users the ability to review code without leaving their IDEs.

In this webinar, we will explore how GitLab integrates with IntelliJ IDEA and demonstrate how to use the GitLab integration to review code. Together, we will go through all of the stages, including browsing through the list of merge requests in a project, reviewing them in detail, leaving comments on the code right from the IDE, and merging merge requests. Finally, we will share the JetBrains team’s plans for GitLab integration.

Asking questions

Dmitriy will try to answer all of your questions during the session. If we run out of time, we’ll publish the answers to any remaining questions in a follow-up blog post. We’ll do our best to address all of your questions.

Your speaker and host


Dmitriy Smirnov

Dmitriy Smirnov is a Product Manager with the IntelliJ IDEA team. He has been working on version control and collaboration tools built on top of Git since 2016.


Mala Gupta

A Java Champion and JUG leader, Mala has authored multiple books with Manning, Packt, and O’Reilly Publications. She has more than two decades of experience in the software industry and is a regular speaker at industry conferences around the world. She has been actively supporting Java certification as a path to career advancement.


Happy developing!

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