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Mobile DevOps Playbook

By : Moataz Nabil
Book Image

Mobile DevOps Playbook

By: Moataz Nabil

Overview of this book

To build mobile apps, you need to understand mobile-first features, tools, and processes that help you build, test, and release robust apps faster and more efficiently. The multitude of challenges stemming from mobile development's inherent complexities, including native iOS and Android app creation, cross-platform frameworks, and the implementation of scalable architectures within extensive teams, collectively contribute to a substantial number of obstacles that can significantly prolong the release process. This book will help you understand and implement the best practices of mobile DevOps for continuous integration, testing, delivery, deployment, and monitoring. You’ll explore different challenges faced by developers due to varied OSs, the unforgiving nature of mobile applications, and continuous updates to mobile phones and learn how to maneuver through these challenges. You’ll also get to grips with the latest trends while discovering the potential future of mobile DevOps, with valuable insights and guidance about integrating mobile development teams into your organization. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to successfully implement mobile DevOps and build fast, qualitative, and efficient mobile apps for your team or organization.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
1
Part 1: Introduction to Mobile DevOps
5
Part 2: Implementing the Mobile DevOps Environment
9
Part 3: Monitoring, Optimizing, and Securing Mobile DevOps
13
Part 4: Moving Beyond Mobile DevOps and the Future of DevOps

Configuration management for mobile apps

Manage configuration settings and variables for different environments to ensure consistency and avoid manual errors with the following steps:

  • Identify the configuration settings and variables your mobile app requires. These can include API endpoints, database connection strings, feature flags, logging levels, credentials, and any other values that may vary across environments.
  • Separate the configuration settings from your application code. Hardcoding configuration values directly into the code can make it challenging to update them when moving between environments. Instead, abstract the configuration values into separate configuration files or externalize them through environment variables.
  • Use configuration files specific to each environment. For example, you can have separate configuration files for development, testing, staging, and production environments. These files can be JSON, XML, YAML, or properties files. Each file...