Running a macOS cloud on mac mini cluster for iOS CI

It’s been twelve years since the introduction of the first Mac mini. During these twelve years, there have been multiple updates and new models introduced with the last one in 2014. In 2011 the Mac Mini was updated with the power of i5 and i7 processors, and users started using it for the first time […]

Launching build/test environment for iOS CI jobs at AWS instance launch speeds

In this blog, we will describe how teams can configure a private (on-prem or hosted) cloud and instantaneously launch on-demand, isolated build/test instances to execute their iOS CI jobs, while still meeting the tough demands of the speed of overall execution of the CI jobs. It’s no secret that speed of CI job execution directly […]

Anka Registry available in a Mac Application Package – Store and manage Anka VMs in macOS cloud for CI

Anka Registry enables management and distribution of macOS development environments (macOS VMs) across developers and to macOS cloud for CI, for consistent and repeatable build and test operations. With Anka Registry, you can create macOS image and then in an incremental manner provision Xcode, final dependencies and push to the registry, from where it is […]

Configuring Jenkins to scale iOS CI on macOS cloud with on-demand slaves

This blog is not a comparison of CI tools or services available. It assumes that Jenkins is your CI tool of choice for iOS CI/CD. There have been a lot of blogs written on how to configure Jenkins for iOS CI – starting with plugin installation, using Fastlane and other tools etc to further streamline […]

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 […]