The Rise of Containers in Mobile Test Automation

containers for mobile app testing
containers for mobile app testing

Container technology and products aren’t new anyhow in mobile development today. The LXCs – Linux containers – which combine certain important kernel components to isolate resources have been around for a decade or so. But to get container technology for everyone the use of popular containerization products such as Docker have helped many of mobile developers to build clean and separated environments where things just work like “on my machine”.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at some technical aspects of containers and how to use those as part of your mobile app testing process.

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What to Include in Containers for iOS App Testing

Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container
Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container

Container technology has been enabling companies to pack various software components into a single physical package that can be used for various purposes. In mobile app testing, containers are extremely useful and can easily enable clean, secure and scalable test automation with the right set of tools, programming languages, frameworks and literally any software components that test scripts, automation components or application need for a test execution.

Last week we discussed about the benefits of containers for mobile app testing. In this blog we’ll take a look at quite typical ingredients for iOS containers and how to use those for iOS test automation.

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Why Containers Make Bitbar The Most Flexible DevOps Platform

The containerization of our services has helped us a lot to reach high scalability in tailoring and mass customization. They offer superior manageability, security and customizability for most innovative users.

In this blog post we are covering the basics and main benefits of Bitbar’s container technology. With the next ones we’ll cover what the containers contain for Android and iOS respectively, then we will deep dive on some advanced use cases utilizing the containers beyond mobile test automation and then, finally, we will be showcasing an end-to-end use case including also containerized backend.

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#trending in the Mobile Dev&Test: Containers, Hybrid Cloud, Own Tools

The past weeks have been unparalleled in terms of activity among the mobile developers around mobile device clouds. Personally, I am happy to see Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and numerous other companies are stepping up in delivering open, standards based tools and services from cloud for mobile devs.

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