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 January and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Learning RSLogix 5000 Programming: Building PLC solutions with Rockwell Automation and RSLogix 5000 (2015)
- Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer (2018)
- Programming and Automating Cisco Networks: A guide to network programmability (2016)
- Learn Testing in 1 Day: Definitive Guide to Learn Software Testing for Beginners (2017)
- You Must Learn VBScript for QTP/UFT (2016)
- Raspberry Pi 3 (2018)
- Software Quality and Java Automation Engineer Survival Guide (2016)
- Learning Chef: A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation (2014)
- PLC Programming using RSLogix 500 (2015)
- Just Enough Software Test Automation (2002)
- Software Test Automation (1999)
- Programming Arduino Next Steps (2013)
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Learning RSLogix 5000 Programming: Building PLC solutions with Rockwell Automation and RSLogix 5000 (2015)
Become 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
Like 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.
Author(s): Jason Edelman, Scott S. Lowe
Improve 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
Software 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?
Author(s): Krishna Rungta
This 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
Raspberry Pi 3 (2018)
The 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?
Author(s): Jim Bosworth
The 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.
Author(s): Jagadesh Babu Munta
Get 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.
Author(s): Mischa Taylor, Seth Vargo
“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
Just 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
Software Test Automation (1999)
This 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.
Author(s): Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham
Take 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
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 Library 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.
The Automation Advantage: Embrace the Future of Productivity and Improve Speed, Quality, and Customer Experience Through AI
Author(s): Bhaskar Ghosh, Rajendra Prasad, Gayathri Pallail
ID: 3151619, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Sustainability and Automation in Smart Constructions: Proceedings of the International Conference on Automation Innovation in Construction (CIAC-2019), Leiria, Portugal
Author(s): Hugo Rodrigues, Florindo Gaspar, Paulo Fernandes, Artur Mateus
ID: 2878558, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 34 Mb, Format: pdf
Symplectic Pseudospectral Methods for Optimal Control: Theory and Applications in Path Planning
Author(s): Xinwei Wang, Jie Liu, Haijun Peng
ID: 2884487, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
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.