As you might know, at work I deal a lot with automation of IT systems and services. Well, having seen what is available out there I am convinced the world has introduced more automation than needed and most end-users are not in a position to troubleshoot things effectively when issues arise, not to mention the steep learning curve they need to go through when a new automation tool is introduced.
IT engineers often deal with whole frameworks stacked one on top of the other to make it easier to access or write automation. The result is that to make a bit flip on a server’s hard disk one needs to deploy 30 GB of frameworks. Should they jump in excitement at the possibly to write the “flipping” code in a Java IDE then?