Using Anka to Build Anka – Example of developing locally on workstation in build and test Anka macOS VMs

Here is a peek into how our development team uses do builds for Anka product locally using Anka itself. We have all seen multiple blog posts shared by developments teams who are developing on top of Linux explaining how their developers are using containers to setup build and test environments locally on their workstations, with […]

Anka version update 1.0.2.73 for HiSierra GA release support

We are publishing an updated version 1.0.2.73 for both Anka Build and Anka Flow packages. For the past two months, we have been testing Anka with the HiSierra macOS and have supported the HiSierra beta versions. Today, with this release update, we are supporting the HiSierra GA version. Some of the things that you can do […]

Deep Dive into Anka Registry – Version and Distribute macOS virtual machines at scale

One of the key differentiators in Veertu’s Anka solutions packages (Build And Flow) is Anka Registry for macOS virtual machines. When you look at current DevOps workflows for development on Linux, containers significantly increase CI efficiency by ensuring consistency across multiple developments and release cycles with repeatable development, build, and test environments. For individual developers, […]

Moving from static iOS CI infrastructure to an agile, scalable macOS private cloud

In this blog, we will describe the path to move from static, physical hardware-based build and test iOS CI infrastructure to one that is agile, scalable, and enables infrastructure-as-code for macOS. In short, you will be able to setup an AWS-like self-service macOS private cloud to run your iOS CI jobs in container-like environments to […]

Veertu Anka GA Announcement

Today, we are pleased to announce the General Availability of Veertu Anka Build and Anka Flow(formerly Anka Run) r1.0.0.61. Release 1.0.0.61 is an update to Anka Beta r1.0.0.47 which includes all features delivered in previous beta versions, as well as updated features and fixes. We are extremely grateful to our beta user community who helped […]

Configuring iOS real device infrastructure for in-house parallel mobile test execution

Agile development is putting a lot of pressure on traditional CI and testing approaches. It demands faster build and test times so that feedback can be provided quickly to the developers. It also assumes that test system related issues shouldn’t slow down CI pipelines and that tests in isolated, sterile reproducible environments offer the most […]

Anka Beta new version 1 Build 41 update – For self service on-premise macOS VMs

Today, we are announcing the availability of Anka Beta version 1 build 41 to all the beta users. Please check your email for the download link. New users can sign up at www.veertu.com. In this update, we have added some pretty cool feature updates to Anka macOS VMs configuration, that are directly relevant to use […]

Anka Packer Builder – To create macOS Anka VMs for iOS/macOS CI

Thanks to Lachlan Donald, there is now a Packer Builder for Anka. The Anka Packer builder is able to create macOS Anka VMs starting from a macOS installer app. The builder builds a fully functional macOS VM from scratch, provisioned with Anka PV network and block drivers for near native build and test performance. You […]

Anka Build Terminology – Components to setup on-premise iOS CI infrastructure

Anka Build is macOS native virtualization platform from Veertu. It’s a complete platform to implement and manage macOS VMs on a large scale for iOS CI. Anka Build includes lightweight Anka client, which is the native hypervisor to run macOS VMs on Mac hardware, the Controller, which is used to on-demand provision and manage macOS […]

Performance and Scalability in virtualized iOS build and test infrastructure

Growth is good, and when development teams grow, often, they find themselves having to choose between performance and scalability factors related to their development process. Most often, iOS application development project start by consuming hosted service offerings for their build and test processes. Then, as growth happens, team size increases, the velocity of code commits […]