Bruno Verachten

  • Bruno Verachten

Father of two, husband of one, geek in denial, fond of handheld devices since 1989, beekeepeer and permie. #Linux #Android #Docker #ARMV8 #IOT

Joined Worldline in 1999.
Currently works as an continuous integration for mobile development specialist in a transversal unit.
Fond of Linux and open source, hand-held devices (SBC…).
Also interested in new techniques in gardening, woodworking by hand, bike commuting and tons of other subjects.
Disguised as taciturn, but a chatterbox.

Trying to push the use of ARM Socs in his job and everywhere else…

Talk: The Android device farm that fits in a (cloudy) pocket

Android developers are facing a common problem: how to test our applications on many devices without sacrificing too much time or money?

How to build and test automatically our applications for each commit?
How can we find those devices inside the company, whatever its size may be?
Could there be a directory somewhere that lists those available devices?
Could we use a device remotely and share it with other developers as if it were in the cloud?

What if you could answer all these questions with the help of a low cost device farm that fits into a pocket? A pocket full of clouds…

Our proposal, aims to tackle this problem thanks to Docker, HypriotOS, Armbian, Gitlab CI and OpenSTF. It’s an internal solution made of OSS readily available, but it has not yet been publicly announced as a whole.