Coping up with Apple & Google OS updates !

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
Applications,Automation,Building,Buildpan,CI/CD,Combined Practices,Continuous Deployment,Continuous Integration,deployment,developers,Development,DevOps,Lifecycle,Mobile apps,Operation Activities,Testing,Uncategorized,

As​ ​an​ ​added​ ​complexity,​ ​Apple​ ​and​ ​Google​ ​regularly​ ​release​ ​updates​ ​to​ ​their​ ​operating​ ​systems (OS)​ ​and​ ​development​ ​tools.​ ​Developers​ ​can​ ​spend​ ​days​ ​making​ ​sure​ ​their​ ​apps​ ​will​ ​not​ ​only work​ ​with​ ​these​ ​updates​ ​but​ ​can​ ​also​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​new​ ​features​ ​released.

For​ ​example,​ ​Apple​ ​releases​ ​updates​ ​to​ ​Xcode,​ ​the​ ​IDE​ ​used​ ​by​ ​developers​ ​to​ ​build​ ​IOS​ ​apps, anywhere​ ​from​ ​5-7​ ​times​ ​a​ ​year.​ ​Developers​ ​can​ ​spend​ ​hours​ ​downloading,​ ​installing​ ​and​ ​testing their​ ​apps​ ​with​ ​not​ ​only​ ​the​ ​production​ ​version​ ​released,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​each​ ​Beta​ ​version,​ ​to​ ​make sure​ ​there​ ​are​ ​no​ ​breaking​ ​chan

Additionally​ ​with​ ​each​ ​platform​ ​OS​ ​update,​ ​developers​ ​again​ ​must​ ​test​ ​their​ ​apps​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​they work​ ​as​ ​expected.​ ​​​For​ ​iOS​ ​apps​ ​this​ ​is​ ​pretty​ ​straightforward​ ​given​ ​Apple​ ​has​ ​tight​ ​control​ ​over the​ ​hardware,​ ​but​ ​for​ ​Android,​ ​OS​ ​changes​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​tested​ ​across​ ​many​ ​permutations​ ​of physical​ ​devices.

BuildPan CI/CD solves the hurdle for developers as the changes can be directly made into the master code running the line of codes on the latest version (for ex: Xcode version) to make changes and rectify if there is any error.

 

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