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As a developer, what are the tasks worth automating?

Mangabo Kolawole
FullStack Engineer at Quatrobj | Technical Writer
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As a developer, what tasks are you automating each days? And what tasks would you love to automate?

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘ • Edited

SSH key management

And I would love to automate more security stuff I guess, because of the usefulness and the adversarial thinking it entails.

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Rick Mills

Slight plug as I worked on this, but serverauth.com can automate the ssh key one - it's always been a huge pain point for me, having to keep adding/removing keys from servers so ServerAuth was born :)

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Mangabo Kolawole Author

Security stuffs? Can you give some examples?πŸ€”

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘

Integrity checks, restore verification, and safe decomposition

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Waylon Walker

This is a popular xkcd comic. I cant say that I completely believe it. Many times I spend way too much time automating something that is completely not worth it, but then find myself automating 10 other tasks with the exact same technique shortly thereafter. Neither chart takes into account the skills you gain.

is_it_worth_the_time xkcd comic

Avoid the over-engineering your problem trap

automation xkcd comic

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Achal Pathak

not daily....but once I automated filling up my timesheet 🀣

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Mangabo Kolawole Author

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Waylon Walker
  • periodically check that your website is up
  • update npm packages
  • checking reference URLs still work