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Mobile DevOps Playbook

By : Moataz Nabil
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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

Mobile CI/CD fundamentals

If you are familiar with the fundamentals of DevOps for web apps, backend services, or other types of apps, you already know the concepts of CI/CD. In mobile, it’s the same but with specific tasks that are required to build, test, and release the mobile apps.

But before jumping to the CI/CD part, I’d like to give you an idea about the preparation stage, which is the planning stage or phase.

Continuous planning

As a team, we should agree together about the process that we will use to implement Mobile DevOps and CI/CD. The continuous planning stage involves gathering requirements from stakeholders, creating a project plan, and determining the necessary resources. This is an important step in ensuring that the app meets the needs of the users and aligns with the overall business objectives.

Also, we need to clearly define what you want to achieve with your mobile CI/CD strategy. This may include improving the speed and quality of your...