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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

Building, testing, and releasing with fastlane

fastlane (https://fastlane.tools/) is a powerful automation tool specifically designed to streamline the process of building, testing, and releasing mobile apps. It provides different features and integrations to automate repetitive tasks, saving mobile developers valuable time and effort.

Let’s dive into the key aspects of using fastlane for building, testing, and releasing mobile apps:

  • fastlane simplifies the build configuration process. You can define your build settings, such as code signing, provisioning profiles, and build flavors, in a readable manner using fastlane’s configuration files (Fastfile) (https://docs.fastlane.tools/advanced/Fastfile/). This eliminates the need for manual configuration and reduces the chances of errors.
  • fastlane integrates with popular testing frameworks such as XCTest and Espresso, enabling you to run unit, UI, and other custom tests as part of your build process. It can...