Slack Developer Kit for Hubot
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Frequently Asked Questions

What even is this?

Slack Developer Kit for Hubot is an adapter that allows you to connect Hubot to Slack. In addition to making it easy to run your Hubot scripts in Slack, it also provides basic mechanisms for using the Slack Web API.

On the other hand, Slack Developer Kit for Hubot is not a high-level bot development framework, nor is it, really, the best way to get started writing a Slack App. If you are interested in building Slack bots for widespread distribution in JavaScript, maybe you should have a look at BotKit or Slapp.

OMG I found a bug!

Well, poop. Take a deep breath, and then let us know by opening an issue. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, why not submit a bugfix?.

Hey, there’s a feature missing!

There’s always something more that could be added! You can open an issue to start a discussion around the feature, that’s a good start. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, why not write the feature yourself, and submit a PR!. We love feedback and we love help and we don’t bite. Much.

I’d like to contribute…but how?

What an excellent question. First of all, please have a look at our general contributing guidelines. We’ll wait for you here.

All done? Great! While we’re super excited to incorporate your new feature into Slack Developer Kit for Hubot, there are a couple of things we want to make sure you’ve given thought to.

  • Please write unit tests for your new code. But don’t just aim to increase the test coverage, rather, we expect you to have written thoughtful tests that ensure your new feature will continue to work as expected, and to help future contributors to ensure they don’t break it!
  • Please document your new feature. Think about concrete use cases for your feature, and add a section to the appropriate document (probably “”), including a complete sample program that demonstrates your feature.

Including these two items with your pull request will totally make our day—and, more importantly, your future users’ days!

On that note…

How do I compile the documentation?

If you are editing one of the many markdown files in the docs folder, there is nothing you need to do: GitHub will do the right thing automatically. Hooray!