Automation is the use of control systems and information technologies to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services. In the scope of industrialization, automation is a step beyond mechanization. Whereas mechanization provided human operators with machinery to assist them with the muscular requirements of work, automation greatly decreases the need for human sensory and mental requirements as well. Automation plays an increasingly important role in the world economy and in daily experience.
What is Process Automation?
Replacing a manual process with an automatically controlled one, the goal being decreasing costs and increasing consistency and reliability.
What to automate?
Point and click
The shell is your friend
Control over the system
Steep learning curve
Need to memorize syntax and options
Where to get it?
What is it?
Thor is a simple and efficient tool for building self-documenting command line utilities. It removes the pain of parsing command line options, writing "USAGE:" banners, and can also be used as an alternative to the Rake build tool. The syntax is Rake-like, so it should be familiar to most Rake users.