Slack is becoming the ultimate virtual space where work happens. The variety of Apps and integrations within the Slack platform is helping the job to be done in a faster and easier way. The number of integrations is growing with time, and this is the reason why Slack is becoming one of the most used work platforms.
If you are working in Slack, here are 10 recommendations that you can use:
GitHub offers online source code hosting for Git projects, with powerful collaboration, code review and issue tracking. This integration will post commits, pull requests and activity on GitHub Issues to a channel in Slack.
IFTTT is a service that allows you to connect various web applications using a conditional statement: If this, then that. This integration will let you connect Slack to an IFTTT action, like a new entry added to an RSS feed.
Zapier automatically moves info between Slack and the other Apps you use during your day so you can focus on your most important work. Zapier supports 750+ Apps like Gmail, Basecamp, HubSpot, Evernote, Google Sheets, Typeform and more. In just a few minutes ─ no coding skills required! ─ you can set up Zaps (automation) that turn Slack into your team’s central command. Bring calendar events, social media mentions or new lead details straight into chat. Or, automatically create a to-do when you star a Slack message.
4). Jenkins CI
Jenkins CI is a customizable continuous integration server with over 600 plugins, allowing you to configure it to meet your needs. This integration will post build notifications to a channel in Slack.
Jira can help every team reach their full potential with powerful workflow and project tracking. With the Jira Cloud app, you can stay up to date with Jira without leaving Slack. @jirabot is at your service, sending customizable notifications from Jira Cloud to you and your channels. Once you’ve connected a project to your channel, @jirabot will automatically preview Jira issues when they’re mentioned. It’s simple to set up subscriptions to one or more projects for your channel, and super-customizable notifications mean you can focus on the important stuff. NOTE: This App is only available for Jira Cloud if you’re using Jira Server or Jira Data.
CircleCI gives web developers powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment with easy setup and maintenance. Simply connect your GitHub account, and CircleCI can run tests on your Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java and PHP projects. This integration will post notifications to a channel in Slack when a CircleCI builds finishes.
7). Monkey Test It
Tempo for Slack app gives you direct access to your timesheet so you can log work on JIRA issues without leaving your chat.
* Instantly view your timesheet status, see how much time you’ve logged, and what’s required for any given period.
* Navigate to your detailed timesheet in Tempo Cloud with a click.
* If your timesheet is ready to submit, you can also quickly submit it to your supervisor in a matter of seconds.
9). Repo Info
This tool shows info about linked public git repos ─ stars, activity, and dependencies highlights red-flags for any git repositories mentioned in your Slack channels so you can see if they are well-maintained before adding them to your project. It shows stars, watchers, forks, licenses, age, last push time and checks for outdated/deprecated dependencies (across 22 package managers) for any public GitHub repo mentioned in a monitored Slack channel. Powered by Github API, Libraries.io, Claudia js, AWS Lambda, S3 and Slack Events API.
10). DNS Check
DNS Check enables you to monitor, share and troubleshoot DNS records easily.
A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA, SRV and TXT DNS records are supported. The integration will notify you via Slack when a DNS record starts passing or failing its check.
The Slack Platform and bot technology use among companies is growing and will become the tools that we can’t imagine our work lives without.
Posted by Slobodan S.