obrar - The Work Horse

Think of obrar as a way to standardise on bash scripting while reducing toil - think ansible, puppet, chef but keeping it simple.

obrar is a layer that sits between your scripts and the command line - allowing for repeatable commands to have their logs captured and stored in a managed way.

I was once asked why I was bothering to spend my spare time between deployments creating a framework for something that only took 10 minutes to run by hand; The framework only took a couple of weeks to develop into a team usable product and then minor tweaks and enhancements. After 4 years of the framework running, I checked the stats and found the that the framework had been run almost 45,000 times. 7,500 hours of time saved, not including the improvement in consistency, reliability, collaboration, reduction in failure investigation, mean time to failure improvements, no rework and the reduced knock on effects of failure.


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