Ansible vs Bash for Quick Automation

I don’t want to argue on this topic. I really believe that it’s better to use Ansible if possible even for some ‘home’ automation. But looking on my scripts for some development automation (setup VMs, clone sources, install some software) I realized that there’s a mix of Ansible playbooks, Bash and Python scripts.

It becomes to be hard for maintaining from one side, but it works as expected for me from another side. I didn’t spend a lot of time making a decision on what to use. I just choose the first and the fastest solution I’d got. It works pretty well if I have even several dozens independent simple scripts/playbooks but it’s really hard to get everything working together.

Of course, it’s better to refactor everything to Ansible and get rid of Python and Bash scripts where it’s possible, so I will not be ashamed to share everything on GitHub. Also, it will help me to get more experience with Ansible.

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