There is an old adage that developers are lazy and will automate what they don’t want to do.
I don’t know if this applies to developers per se.
I mean I could walk to work, but driving a care is faster and if I have a self-driving car, I’ve pretty much automated the task for myself haven’t I?
Irregardless of my profession.
But Automation is a promise and always will be.
A promise to fix a problem and give you back what you seek, time.
Time to build and create new things that were otherwise taken up by these manual tasks.
If that is truly the case, before you go ahead and automate something, maybe it’s worthwhile to ask what you would do with all that time if you had it? What value will you create from it?