Slack provides a web application programming interface (API) for programmatically interacting with its messaging service.

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The Slack API is an implementation of the web application programming interfaces concept. Learn how these pieces fit together in the web development chapter or view the table of contents for all topics.

Slack resources

  • How to Build Your First Slack Bot with Python contains all the code for getting a Slack bot up and running with Python even if you have not previously worked with their API or built other bots.

  • Use a Slack bot to deploy your app gives the sample code to a simplified bot that you can engage with in your chat channels to perform application deployments.

  • How I built a Slack bot to help me find an apartment in San Francisco is a story about how the author had issues finding an apartment while moving from Boston to San Francisco. He started scraping Craigslist to gather apartment data and built a Slack bot to message him as soon as something that matched his criteria became available so he could take a look at it.

  • Slack on an SNES is not a Python tutorial but it provides a crazy hack for communicating with Slack using a Super Nintendo.

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