Automation Automation feed

Learn about the tools and trends in IT automation that are helping optimize, accelerate, and improve processes and DevOps practices across organizations, as well as open source tools for everyday users looking to automate common tasks.


Save time doing updates with the Ansible IT automation engine.
Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system

Home Assistant, a versatile and lightweight open source tool, makes it easy to automate everyday household tasks.
How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus

In the third part of this Ansible how-to series, learn how to automate system monitoring.
Re-imagining beta testing in the ever-changing world of automation

Today's beta test solutions aren't working to develop products that meet users' needs. It's time for a new vision.
6 open source home automation tools

Build a smarter home with these open source software solutions.

No time for commands? Scheduling tasks with cron means programs can run but you don't have to stay up late.
6 open hardware projects for upgrading your home

Unlock your door with your fingerprint, get an alert when mail arrives, and more with these fun projects.
Make your own Twitter bot with Python and Raspberry Pi

Automate your tweets with some simple Python code running on a Raspberry Pi.