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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)
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

The importance of test automation for mobile apps

In mobile DevOps, test automation is essential as it makes the mobile development life cycle faster and more reliable.

Mobile DevOps cannot exist without test automation for the following reasons:

  • Faster release cycles: Mobile DevOps aims to deliver mobile apps rapidly and consistently. Test automation helps achieve this by allowing teams to execute tests quickly and repeatedly, reducing the time it takes to identify and fix issues before deployment.

Test scripts can be reused, making it easy to retest the app after updates or modifications.

  • Continuous integration and deployment/delivery (CI/CD): Mobile DevOps relies on CI/CD to streamline the mobile release process. Test automation is crucial to these processes. As part of the development cycle, automated tests are run every time code is committed or changes are made, ensuring the mobile app remains stable and functional. For example, the CI workflows and...