David Gee (whom I finally met in person during recent ipSpace.net Summit) published a fantastic series of articles on what someone bringing together networking, development and automation should know and do.
- Part 1: Evolution of roles and the gaps
- Part 2: You don't have to be a developer
- Part 3: Be agnostic, figure out the requirements, select the right tools
- Part 4: Understand logging, embrace success and failure, understand the programmatic interfaces
Apart from being an awesome read, it was really nice to see how his conclusions match almost exactly what I've been telling attendees in the introductory sections of Building Network Automation Solutions online course.