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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)
Part 1: Introduction to Mobile DevOps
Part 2: Implementing the Mobile DevOps Environment
Part 3: Monitoring, Optimizing, and Securing Mobile DevOps
Part 4: Moving Beyond Mobile DevOps and the Future of DevOps

Team roles and responsibilities for Mobile DevOps

As we discussed previously, Mobile DevOps involves a cross-functional team, and each role has unique responsibilities, such as CI/CD pipelines, cloud architecture, security compliance, and on-call (incident management). Each of them completes the other. Assuming the team follows a squads-and-tribes approach, maybe a dedicated and centralized team can handle Mobile DevOps practices and processes as follows:

  • A release manager
  • Mobile engineering managers
  • Quality assurance engineers
  • A DevOps engineer
  • Mobile engineers
  • A security engineer
  • Cloud/DevOps architecture
Figure 1.6 – Mobile DevOps team

Figure 1.6 – Mobile DevOps team

This approach or setup can help enterprise companies scale their teams and business effectively.

In medium-sized or small teams, the mobile developers with the DevOps engineers can do the same job but this might require time and effort from them, so it always depends on the goal of Mobile DevOps.