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Automation, Hubot, Node.js

Building an updatable Slack message

Slack is fully awesome. At wehkamp we use it for our internal communication and as a tool for our DevOps. The Slack API allows us to build even more advanced integrations. In this blog I’ll explore how to use the API to create powerfull progress indicators by updating a Slack message.

Hubot

Jump-starting Slack bot projects: bot-zero

To give teams a jump start we’ve created the bot-zero open source project. It solves some setup and development problems. In this blog I’ll show how to get up and running in minutes and I’ll explain some of the choices we’ve made.

Hubot

Cleaning up the default Hubot Slack installation

If you set up a new Hubot using the Slack Developer Kit for Hubot you’ll get an awesome bot, but with a lot of useless stuff in it. In this blog I’ll outline all the things that can be safely cleaned up. The scripts can run on both Powershell (Windows) and Bash (Linux/Mac).

.NET

.NET Core MVC: regex routing with named groups

One of the big advantages of the .Net regular expression implementation is named groups.  Today I want to show how to leverage named regular expression groups to build a routing constraint that will map each group value to a named route value.

Automation, Hubot, JavaScript, Node.js

Hubot + ES6 + Promises

Lately we’ve been playing around with ChatOps at Wehkamp. We added a Hubot to our Slack channels to automate some operational jobs. It makes work more fun and way easier. As it is hosted in our own infrastructure, it can interact with our micro-services. In this article I explore how to use ES6 and a Promise to implement a call to a simple web-service.

Automation

Taming Unit Test logging in Docker pipeline for .NET

The main problem of a CI/CD pipeline – in my opinion – is logging. When it logs too little you don’t know what’s going on, when it logs to much you can’t see the trees to the forest. Having too much logging can seriously impact the effectiveness of your CI/CD pipeline. This script will improve Xunit unit test output.

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