Millions of jobs are going to be lost due to automation in the near future. Companies are actively looking to automate anything which is repetitive, manual and requires human labor for no solid reasons. For that they need people who know how to automate. Automation isn’t a threat; it’s an opportunity to learn, and change your career for good. Here’s how to learn automation.
Python is like a basic building block of automation. Any automation routine can be written in Python. Learning Python will equip you with the ability to develop basic and advanced automation applications. If you want to automate online search, data transfer, parts of research, uploading, or any manual task, Python is the most powerful tool to do it. In this regard, I recommend reading Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart.
For simple web automation like making a web scraper, creating condition-based alerts and automating your day-to-day online operations, Selenium is a great tool. You can write simple commands in Selenium for automating your web routines. For example, if you want to search for specific deals online for shopping, you can easily write a web scrapper in Selenium based on your preferences.
Blue Prism is one of the best and most in-demand tools in robotic process automation, RPA. RPA software allow you to analyze, develop and refine automated software to automate the manual, repetitive stuff. Companies are deploying software made using Blue Prism as these automated programs can process millions of requests within minutes, unlike humans.
UiPath is another excellent RPA software that allows you to automate anything from web search, excel tasks which are manual and repetitive, online posting (social media, email alerts), marketing, automated responses and more. The software has a drag and drop interface in which you can make sequences. You don’t need any coding background to use this software.