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Test-Driven Development for iOS LiveLessons (Video Training): Using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

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  • Copyright 2017
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-467560-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-467560-2

2.5 Hours of Video Training

Continuous Delivery (CD) is an agile practice that’s had a big impact on how many people think about developing software. It forced us to start thinking that software is only “done” when it is released. With more features reaching the done stage sooner, CD practices have enabled us to get early feedback from users and taught us a lot about testing, monitoring, and automating our delivery along the way. But mobile development has often been left behind. Or has it?

Testing is an important component of CD and shouldn’t be taken for granted or ignored, especially when developing mobile applications for iOS. The process of setting up a testable environment and writing tests, however, can be a challenge. Implementing unit tests and following principles of test-driven development (TDD) for mobile apps–whether native or hybrid–is often counterintuitive. To guarantee that each component in your mobile app works properly for the set of inputs you expect, it is important to test each component (or unit) of an architecture independently and to simulate different system states based on the supplied input to the test, while covering exotic cases in the process.

In Test-Driven Development for iOS: Using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, ThoughtWorks Lead Consultant Cassie Shum takes a deep dive into the critical role of TDD in mobile development for iOS. This video quickly reviews CI/CD best practices and the role of CI/CD in mobile development. The video then focuses on the role of TDD, demonstrating the iOS testing framework Quick/Nimble. The video concludes by demonstrating fastlane, an automation tool for mobile developers.

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Learning Objectives

  • Provides an overview of the role of agile development practices and CI/CD in mobile development
  • Shows how to choose the most appropriate framework for your organization and architecture
  • Covers native and hybrid app development and how to choose and implement best tools when you are building apps for iOS
  • Walks through real-world examples that illustrate trade-offs architects and developers need to address

Who Should Take This Course?

Software developers and architects who are interested in applying CI/CD practices to mobile development.

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Continuous Delivery

Lesson 2: TDD and the Testing Pyramid

Lesson 3: iOS Testing Framework: Quick/Nimble

Lesson 4: Using fastlane


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Sample Content

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Continuous Delivery

1.1 Continuous delivery overview

1.2 Benefits of continuous delivery

1.3 Evolution of mobile development

Lesson 2: TDD and the Testing Pyramid

2.1 Testing mobile applications

2.2 Continuous integration

2.3 The testing pyramid

2.4 A simple application: acceptance tests, integration tests, and unit tests

2.5 What is test-driven development?

2.6 Red, green, refactor

Lesson 3: iOS Testing Framework: Quick/Nimble

3.1 Why Quick/Nimble?

3.2 Demo with Quick/Nimble

Lesson 4: Using fastlane

4.1 Why fastlane?

4.2 Different tools for fastlane

4.3 Demo with fastlane

4.4 Demo of fastlane running with Jenkins



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