Worth Reading: Automation: Easy Button vs Sentient Voodoo Magic Button

I’m always telling network engineers attending my network automation workshops and online courses that there’s no magic bullet or 3-steps-to- success.

You cannot automate a process until you can describe it with enough details so that someone who has absolutely no clue what should be done can execute it.

David Gee published a long (and somewhat ranty) version of that statement. Enjoy!


  1. Great intro for a blog post: "This post contains nothing new and should act as polish on common sense." I should have taken that statement as a warning. Ahem where can I get my wasted time back?
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