Abbot’s Electric Dreams
Tips, ideas, and information on getting the most from Abbot, your ChatOps assistant.
Abbot skills get a lot done despite being text-based; but sometimes a human just wants to click a button. With the latest release of Abbot (
0.15.0-beta), Abbot supports user interface elements such as buttons. This enables skill authors to create approval workflows, simple games, and more within chat.
Most Bot skills strive for a more natural language feel to arguments passed them. For example, to remember something with Abbot you can use
@abbot rem haacked's blog is https://haacked.com. And then later recall it with
@abbot rem haacked's blog. Or just
@abbot rem haacked because Abbot uses fuzzy matching.
Collaborative work is difficult enough when located together in an office. It can present new challenges when working remotely. When I worked at GitHub, one powerful tool we used that left a lasting impact on me was ChatOps. In fact, GitHub may have created the concept. If not, they were certainly one of the first.Read More