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Best Books to Help You Learn Automation

In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Automation books and tutorials can help fill your brain this December and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

1. Learning RSLogix 5000 Programming: Building PLC solutions with Rockwell Automation and RSLogix 5000 (2015)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationBecome proficient in building PLC solutions in Integrated Architecture from the ground up using RSLogix 5000. This book is for PLC programmers, electricians, instrumentation techs, automation professionals with basic PLC programming knowledge, but no knowledge of RSLogix 5000. If you are a student who is familiar with automation and would like to learn about RSLogix 5000 with minimal investment of time, this is the book for you. RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000’s Logix Designer…
Author(s): Austin Scott

2. Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer (2018)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationLike sysadmins before them, network engineers are finding that they cannot do their work manually anymore. As the field faces new protocols, technologies, delivery models, and a pressing need for businesses to be more agile and flexible, network automation is becoming essential. This practical guide shows network engineers how to use a range of technologies and tools—including Linux, Python, JSON, and XML—to automate their systems through code. Network programming and automation will help you simplify tasks involved…
Author(s): Jason Edelman, Scott S. Lowe

3. Programming and Automating Cisco Networks: A guide to network programmability (2016)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationImprove operations and agility in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN.Today, the best way to stay in control of your network is to address devices programmatically and automate network interactions. In this book, Cisco experts Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley show you how to do just that. You’ll learn how to use programmability and automation to solve business problems, reduce costs, promote agility and innovation, handle accelerating complexity, and add value in any…
Author(s): Ryan Tischer, Jason Gooley

4. Learn Testing in 1 Day: Definitive Guide to Learn Software Testing for Beginners (2017)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationSoftware testing is the verifying your software product against business requirements and the enduring the Application Under Test is defect free. This book is designed for beginners with little or no prior Software Testing experience.Here is what you will learn:What is Software Testing? Why is it Important?; 7 Software Testing Principles; What is V Model;Software Testing Life Cycle – STLC explained; What is Manual testing?; What is Automation Testing?; What is Test Scenario?; How to Write Test Case; How to Create…
Author(s): Krishna Rungta

5. You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT (2016)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationThis is one of the best VBScript books specifically for QTP/UFT.Most VBScript books provide a great deal of VBScript information that is not necessary for QTP/UFT. On the other hand, there are QTP/UFT books that do not provide enough VBScript information. This disparity of information causes automation engineers to struggle with automation projects involving VBScript. This book offers applicable VBScript information for QTP/UFT via screenshots and code that can be used…
Author(s): Jones II, Rex Allen

6. Raspberry Pi 3 (2018)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationThe all NEW Raspberry Pi 3 User Guide! Completely up-to-date information so you can get the most out of your Raspberry Pi 3. Grab the guide that should have come in the box with your Pi!What can you do with your Raspberry Pi 3? Only this guide provides a comprehensive, easy to understand, and completely up-to-date explanation of the Raspberry Pi 3’s many capabilities in 2018! Learn exactly what this remarkable computer can do and how you can implement the many features of this amazing device to improve your life, have fun, and save time every single day! If you are going to have a Raspberry Pi 3, it only makes sense to also have…
Author(s): Jim Bosworth

7. Software Quality and Java Automation Engineer Survival Guide (2016)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationThe book is about Software Quality & Java automation skills with basic concepts, self-review and interviews preparation related to the Java based projects in a practical sense with questions-answers. This book is targeted mainly at beginners to the software quality and development engineers. It is also useful for experienced quality engineers to do self-assessment and to be on top of relevant automation skills. It is hard to survive without having the fundamentals and automation skills in software development and quality as a QA or dev engineer. Also, many skills need references to many other…
Author(s): Jagadesh Babu Munta

8. Learning Chef: A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation (2014)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationGet a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. Ideal for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, this guide shows you to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure. You’ll be able to build (or rebuild) your infrastructure’s application stack in minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, this book walks you through different Chef tools…
Author(s): Mischa Taylor, Seth Vargo

9. PLC Programming using RSLogix 500 (2015)

Best Books to Help You Learn Automation“Concepts of Ladder Logic Programming” is a practical guide for developing your knowledge of PLC “ladder logic” programming, based on Allen Bradley’s SLC 500 family of PLC’s. Whether you work as a technician or as a design engineer, “PLC Programming Basics” speaks to the world of possibilities available for machine and process control in a clear and understandable language. In Book 1 of this series, special emphasis is given to: • The basic building blocks of the SLC 500 instruction set! • Discussion on Timers and Counters with example programming.
Author(s): Gary D. Anderson

10. Just Enough Software Test Automation (2002)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationJust Enough Test Automation shows test developers and users how to design, implement, and manage software test automation. Learn from authors Dan Mosley and Bruce Posey how to implement a powerful data-driven testing framework; automate unit testing, integrate testing and system/regression testing; and facilitate manual testing with automated tools.Setting realistic expectations: knowing when and what to automate.Planning for automated testing.
Author(s): Daniel J. Mosley, Bruce A. Posey

11. Software Test Automation (1999)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationThis book describes how to build and implement an automated testing regime for software development. It presents a detailed account of the principles of automated testing, practical techniques for designing a good automated testing regime, and advice on choosing and applying off-the-shelf testing tools to specific needs. This sound and practical introduction to automated testing comes from two authors well known for their seminars, consultancy and training in the field.You can’t just buy an automated testing tool and expect to improve your organization’s testing process without some real effort, at least that is what the authors of Software Test…
Author(s): Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham

12. Programming Arduino Next Steps (2013)

Best Books to Help You Learn AutomationTake your Arduino skills to the next level!In this practical guide, electronics guru Simon Monk takes you under the hood of Arduino and reveals professional programming secrets. Featuring coverage of the Arduino Uno, Leonardo, and Due boards, Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches shows you how to use interrupts, manage memory, program for the Internet, maximize serial communications, perform digital signal processing, and much more. All of the 75+ example sketches featured in the book are available for download.Use hardware and timer interrupts.
Author(s): Simon Monk

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Best Books to Help You Learn Automation

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Automation books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics: 14th International Conference, ICINCO 2017 Madrid, Spain, July 26-28, 2017 Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Oleg Gusikhin, Kurosh Madani
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 106 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407083

Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems: Selected papers from the International Conference ML4CPS 2017

Author(s): Jürgen Beyerer, Alexander Maier, Oliver Niggemann
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; Springer Vieweg, Year: 2020, Size: 25 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2410467

Design Automation for Differential MOS Current-Mode Logic Circuits

Author(s): Stéphane Badel, Can Baltaci, Alessandro Cevrero, Yusuf Leblebici
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251846

Road Vehicle Automation 5

Author(s): Gereon Meyer, Sven Beiker
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252367

Build a Home Automation System for $100

Author(s): Rui Santos
Publisher: DST, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2308698

Intelligent Systems in Cybernetics and Automation Control Theory

Author(s): Radek Silhavy, Petr Silhavy, Zdenka Prokopova
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309441

Micro-Electrode-Dot-Array Digital Microfluidic Biochips: Design Automation, Optimization, and Test Techniques

Author(s): Zipeng Li, Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Tsung-Yi Ho, Chen-Yi Lee
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310047

Cognitive Architectures

Author(s): Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira, João Silva Sequeira, Rodrigo Ventura
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311820

Design Automation Techniques for Approximation Circuits: Verification, Synthesis and Test

Author(s): Arun Chandrasekharan, Daniel Große, Rolf Drechsler
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312157

The Executive's How-To Guide to Automation: Mastering AI and Algorithm-Driven Business

Author(s): George E. Danner
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312361

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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