Actions: Let your engineering team delegate toil to the robots

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Actions, or "if this, then that" conditions, play a crucial role in reducing developer toil and cognitive load by automating tasks when specified conditions are met. These actions can vary widely, from modifying pull requests to triggering alarms in incident response platforms. Automation has offloaded many manual tasks to systems that perform them more consistently and quickly, improving efficiency and allowing developers to focus on innovation. Actions have a significant impact on the software development process, with high-impact results ranging from preventing costly downtime to simply enhancing efficiency. Implementing actions can range from straightforward to complex, depending on whether predefined frameworks are available or custom actions need to be built.


Date published
July 11, 2023

Dylan Etkin

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