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 I used Ansible for the first time (2.4.3, last release in early 2018) in an attempt to produce some  quite sophisticated Docker Swarm docker-compose files and others yaml configuration files that includes a significant volume of logic (port number increments, conditional suffixes, variable number of sections according to lists of items, etc.) I used Ansible for the first time (2.4.3, last release in early 2018) in an attempt to produce some  quite sophisticated Docker Swarm docker-compose files and others yaml configuration files that includes a significant volume of logic (port number increments, conditional suffixes, variable number of sections according to lists of items, etc.)
  
-I achieved my goals in about five or six days of effective work, including the reading of most of the official manual. Be able to achieve such a real task in six days is acceptable when we have to learn it first but I think I would have made it in a single day in bash (that I already know). However, Ansible is much more powerful. My first contacts and real works with Ansible were really enjoyable and I was very surprised to make it work so easy. I also tried to apply all the documented best practices with success. Sadly, I spent the last three days struggling with the last 5% of remaining work, dealing with limitations/​bugs that I found hard to understand and quite irritating. ​+I achieved my goals in about five or six days of effective work, including the reading of most of the official manual. Be able to achieve such a real task in six days is acceptable when we have to learn it first but I think I would have made it in a single day in bash (that I already know). However, Ansible is much more powerful. My first contacts and real works with Ansible were really enjoyable and I was very surprised to make it work so easily. I also tried to apply all the documented best practices with success. Sadly, I spent the last three days struggling with the last 5% of remaining work, dealing with limitations/​bugs that I found hard to understand and quite irritating. ​
  
 ====What I liked==== ====What I liked====
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