This repository contains the StackOverflow search example described
in Extending your Slack Bot — Part 1: Commands. This example
demonstrates use of the Atomist API via
@atomist/automation-client node module.
You will need to have Node.js installed. To verify that the right versions are installed, please run:
$ node -v v8.4.0 $ npm -v 5.4.1
To get started run the following commands to clone the project, install its dependencies, and build the project:
$ git clone email@example.com:atomist-blogs/sof-command.git $ cd sof-command $ npm install $ npm run build
If this is the first time you will be running an Atomist API client
locally, you should first configure your system using the
atomist config script:
$ `npm bin`/atomist config
The script does two things: records what Slack team you want your automations running in and creates a GitHub personal access token with "read:org" scope.
You must run the automations in a Slack team of which you are a
member. You can get your Slack team ID by typing
team in a DM to
the Atomist Bot. If you do not supply the Slack team ID on the
command line, the script will prompt you to enter it.
config script will prompt you for your GitHub
credentials. It needs them to create the GitHub personal access
token. Atomist does not store your credentials and only writes the
token to your local machine.
The Atomist API client sends GitHub personal access token when connecting to the Atomist API. The Atomist API will use the token to confirm you are who you say you are and are in a GitHub org connected to the Slack team in which you are running the automations.
To start the client, run the following command:
$ npm run autostart
This project contains the code to create and respond to a simple
search so bot command. The code that defines the bot command and
implements responding to the command, i.e., the command handler, can
be found in
SearchStackOverflow.ts. Once you have your local
automation client running (the previous step in this guide), you can
invoke the command handler by sending the Atomist bot the command in
any channel of your Slack team:
@atomist search so q="<some query>"
Once you've submitted the command in Slack, you'll see the incoming and outgoing messages show up in the logs of your locally running automation-client. Ultimately, you should see the response from the bot in Slack.
Feel free to modify the code in the
SearchStackOverflow command handler,
restart your local automation client, and see what happens!
General support questions should be discussed in the
channel in our community Slack team
If you find a problem, please create an issue.
You will need to install node to build and test this project.
npm installto install all the required packages
npm startto start the Atomist automation client
npm run autostartrun the client, refreshing when files change
npm run lintto run tslint against the TypeScript
npm testto run tests and ensure everything is working
npm run autotestrun tests continuously
To create a new release of the project, simply push a tag of the form
P are integers that form the next
appropriate semantic version for release. The version in
the package.json must match the tag. For example:
$ git tag -a 1.2.3 $ git push --tags
The Travis CI build (see badge at the top of this page) will publish the NPM module and automatically create a GitHub release using the tag name for the release and the comment provided on the annotated tag as the contents of the release notes.