Jenkins is the most commonly used automation service used in software development. In many cases it’s first installed locally to automate everyday tasks of application building with each source code commit and launching a regression test suite after a successful build. Later as automation matures it’s made generally available or bought as a service from some cloud provider. This being said, Jenkins is the industry standard for defining software automation steps.
Every now and then a new mobile test automation framework emerges, it quickly gains attention from mobile developers. This is happening right now with the Detox framework.
Today there are many automation tools that companies are working with. It’s evident that not every process around baking quality into mobile apps is perceived the same. In my 10 years working for enterprise and startups there always seems to be one thing that teams tend to overlook. It’s rather simple, but as engineers we sometimes make our lives harder than it has to be. This is especially true when we are faced with a business process related to do items.
If you’re working in a large organization you might know what I am talking about. It’s what you get asked for at the end of every sprint and before being ready to release to production. The “thing” I am referring to is a report.
Transforming a company from Agile Development to Continuous Delivery by deploying a high degree of automation into its delivery pipeline, is called DevOps nowadays. DevOps is short for Development and Operations – the two departments that generally operate with two very different goals. Software Development teams are continuously writing new and better code to achieve fast iteration cycles. They need an environment with improved and instant feedback loops on new innovations. Conversely, Operations teams are all about keeping production software stable and working, no matter what. They need an environment that alerts of any deviations in production. In general, the fewer changes to the environments are introduced, the better.
Like in any field of the world, achieving success requires some key factors – there’s hard work and there’s luck. But there are also one or two things that have killer impacts, making all the difference. And it’s that point that makes top mobile games/apps stand out from the crowd.
Over the years, the integration of JIRA has helped many organizations facilitate the process of creating and reporting issues on mobile app tests directly from Bitbar Testing platform. Today, we are glad that Bitbar Testing for JIRA is now added onto Atlassian Marketplace, breaking the barriers between Devs, Test and IT/Ops teams.
Bitbar Monitoring not only helps you proactively monitor the end-user experience of your mobile applications, but also powers your team to resolve issues as quickly as possible so that your mobile business stays on track.
Have you ever heard term – “Slack is the new email”??
When we talk about DevOps with our customers, terms like “automation”, “speed”, “collaboration” and “tools” always dominate the discussion. Mobile teams want to “move fast and break things.”
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.
The Mobile DevOps is a practice of bringing the different disciplines involved in developing, testing, releasing and operating software into a functional inside organizations – or by a team that works closely together. By bringing together developers (Dev) and operations (Ops), the team is able to continuously deliver their product based on continuous feedback and iteration. And as always, there are different practices, habits and different flavors of adopted company cultures that set the behavior for an actual process and daily doing.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the most common and widely accepted Mobile DevOps ‘process’ with its steps and what those mean. In addition, the focus is to provide insights on how enterprises can get rid of ‘siloes’ inside their organizations for dynamic development, testing, deployment and monitoring.