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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Resolving Challenges in Mobile DevOps, provides an introduction to mobile DevOps. We will delve into the world of mobile app development and explore how mobile-first features can contribute to the more efficient and faster testing, building, and releasing of mobile apps.

Chapter 2, Understanding the Mobile Ecosystem, explores the mobile ecosystem and its crucial role in developing successful mobile apps. It covers essential components such as hardware, software, operating systems, networks, and services. Topics include challenges, mobile DevOps, mobile OSes/frameworks/platforms, app functionalities, and mobile app architecture.

Chapter 3, Mobile DevOps Fundamentals, explores the fundamentals of Mobile DevOps and its role in enabling fast and effective mobile app development. Topics covered include Mobile DevOps principles, implementing mobile continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), the stages of Mobile DevOps, choosing between self-hosted and cloud-based CI/CD, the Mobile Release Train concept, a checklist for app releases, and the need for a Mobile DevOps engineer.

Chapter 4, Achieving Continuous Integration and Delivery with Mobile DevOps, explores the implementation of CD for mobile apps using Mobile DevOps. It covers selecting a CI/CD provider, establishing a tailored CI/CD pipeline, and setting up effective build and unit tests for mobile apps.

Chapter 5, Implementing a Robust Mobile App Testing Strategy, examines the implementation of a robust mobile app testing strategy to ensure high-quality apps. Topics covered include mobile app testing introduction, test automation, creating a testing strategy, different types of mobile testing, continuous testing with Mobile DevOps, testing tools and frameworks, using AI for app quality, achieving test coverage, and improving mobile testing skills.

Chapter 6, Mobile App Release Management, focuses on the essential stage of mobile app release management, covering challenges, CI/CD implementation, compliance with app store guidelines, release and distribution, beta testing, app store submission, ASO, and monitoring progress.

Chapter 7, Establishing Mobile App Monitoring, Observability, and Analytics, explains the significance of monitoring and observability for mobile apps. It covers establishing effective practices, key metrics for app monitoring, choosing the right tool, and implementing continuous monitoring.

Chapter 8, Keeping Mobile Apps and DevOps Secure, discusses the significance of mobile app security in the DevOps context. It covers topics such as the importance of security in mobile development, introducing mobile DevSecOps, mobile app security threats, secure app architecture, mobile security testing methods and tools, starting the mobile DevSecOps journey, and tips for security automation in mobile DevOps.

Chapter 9, Mobile DevOps Best Practices, focuses on leveraging mobile DevOps for faster and higher-quality app development. Topics covered include CI/CD best practices, version and release management, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), configuration management, A/B testing, caching, parallel execution, fastlane automation, API mocking, and ChatOps collaboration.

Chapter 10, Improving Productivity with Developer Experience and Platform Engineering, explores the concepts of Developer Experience (DX) and Internal Developer Productivity (IDP) teams, emphasizing their importance in mobile development. It highlights the relationship between Mobile DevOps and DX teams, introduces platform engineering principles, and distinguishes it from DevOps and SRE engineering.

Chapter 11, Predicting the Future of Mobile DevOps, discusses future trends in mobile app development and mobile DevOps. It provides insights into upcoming advancements and recaps Mobile DevOps Playbook.