Must automate, ASAP.
August 29, 2014 1:01 PM Subscribe
I need to automate some tasks at work, and I'd like to make it happen quickly.
These tasks have been digitized, which saves a lot of time, but digitization is not the same thing as automation. The work in question has absolutely not been automated; in fact, it requires a ton of hand-holding. However, in the meantime, my workload keeps increasing, which means I have less time to dedicate to these repetitive tasks that consume my attention, but must be performed on a regular schedule.
So I want to learn whatever I need to learn to make these processes run on their own, start to finish.
Whatever I create to accomplish this goal needs to interface with my OS, with other programs, and with various webapps. (E.g., locate this file on this SFTP server, place it in this directory, rename it with these naming conventions, open this webapp, log in with these credentials, load the file, run an error report, and so on.)
So my question is, can you recommend any quick-to-learn, quick-to-implement tools or programming languages, or anything else, that would enable me to fully automate some digital, but still time- and labor-intensive, tasks?
Thanks in advance, all.