Automation is the process of building or integrating software that takes a manual or laborious task and brings it under machine control, thus reducing labour. Use this tag to describe questions that are about automation.
Automation is a key skill in the "DevOps Toolkit" by automating a process we are able to:
- Increase throughput
- Decrease toil
- Reduce the incidence of errors
Automation is a part of DevOps but it is not the full story; when we automate a process we make it reliable and repeatable and thus we can run the process regularly.