Notes and anecdotes

Techstuff rambling

Getting started with Hubot + Slack

If Custom Slash commands weren’t enough for you, or if you are trapped behind a firewall without the option to make public endpoints, bots are a great way to make custom integrations with Slack. Anything you can program is doable to integrate with Slack, let me show you and get you started.

Custom Slack slash commands (on Heroku)

Imagine writing “/info web” in your Slack and receiving latency, percentage 4xx, 5xx errors from your webserver directly through Slack. Or “/app web” to receive current deployed version and last deploy timestamp. Or “/analytics web” to receive most popular URLs or number of visits. Well that’s perfectly doable!

Send AWS EC2 logs to Slack

I have a Java app that runs on an regular Linux (EC2) instance, and logs to some folder on that machine. What I want is for Slack to be notified if any error occurs in the logs. This is possible through CloudWatch in almost all regions. Let me show you how!

Send AWS CloudWatch Alarms to Slack

I have a few servers on AWS. Some information on those, e.g. high load, would be nice to be notified of. Preferably on Slack. How do I do that?

Adding Freshdesk to Slack

Adding slack as an app in Freshdesk allows you to use observers and dispatcher in freshdesk to notify / recieve data from Slack. First, add Slack as an app to Freshdesk Login to your Freshdesk Click Admin > Apps > Get more apps Search for slack Add it to your team and channel Add an…

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