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!

How to add hubot to slack

Simple notes on how to install hubot and add it to Slack