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💤 zzzz – automate with your eyes closed

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zzzz is a framework to build user friendly software automation.


  • MOTIVATION.md for the motivation to create this framework.
  • Operations UX for a book about the dimensions considered during zzzz's design and development.

Guiding Principles

  • A joy to use.
  • Ergonomic API and guidance to do the right thing.
  • Understandable output.


Symbol Meaning
🟢 Supported
🟡 Work in progress
  • ⚫ Workflow graph with task dependencies
  • ⚫ Concurrent task execution
  • ⚫ Understandable error reporting
  • ⚫ Skip unnecessary work
  • ⚫ Understandable progress
  • ⚫ Actionable error messages
  • ⚫ Namespaced working directory
  • ⚫ Resource clean up
  • ⚫ Dry run
  • zzzz binary for configuration based workflows
  • ⚫ Off-the-shelf support for common tasks
  • ⚫ Web based UI
  • ⚫ Agent mode to run zzzz on servers (Web API invocation)

Ideas which may be considered:

  • Back up current state
  • Restore previous state
  • Telemetry logging for monitoring
  • Metrics collection for analysis


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