Introduction to Continuous Integration with Xamarin
Developing Xamarin Mobile Applications with Continuous Integration
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last updated: 2015-11
Continuous Integration is a software engineering practice in which an automated build compiles and optionally tests an app when code is added or changed by developers in the project's version control repository. This article will discuss the general concepts of Continuous Integration and some of the options available for Continuous Integration with Xamarin projects.
This section covers the different components involved with continuous integration and their relationships. It outlines the continuous integration environments that are discussed in the specific sections below.
In order for tests to be submitted to Xamarin Test Cloud, the computer submitting the tests must be able to communicate with the Test Cloud servers. Firewalls must be configured to allow network traffic to and from the servers located at testcloud.xamarin.com on ports 80 and 443. This endpoint is managed by DNS and the IP address is subject to change.
In some situations, a test (or a device running the test) must communicate with web servers protected by a firewall. In this scenario the firewall must be configured to allow traffic from the following IP addresses:
Working with Continuous Integration Environments
This guide will cover the settings and configurations necessary to use a self-hosted Team Foundation Server (TFS) with Xamarin, possibly in conjunction with Visual Studio Team Services, for the Continuous Integration of mobile apps.
This guide walks through the process of creating a Continuous Integration workflow that builds a Xamarin mobile solution using a self-hosted Team Foundation Server, possibly in conjunction with Visual Studio Team Services. It covers taking an existing solution, attaching it to a TFS Team Project, and automating the build and unit testing of checked-in source code.
This guide discusses the steps involved with using TeamCity to compile mobile apps and then submit them to Xamarin Test Cloud.
This guide illustrates how to set up Jenkins as a continuous integration server and automate compiling mobile apps created with Xamarin. It describes how to install Jenkins on OS X, configure it, and set up jobs to compile Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android apps when changes are committed to the version control system.