We’re excited to share that Don Okuda has joined us as a Founding Product Designer to help make Abbot even more enjoyable to use.Read More
Abbot’s Electric Dreams
Tips, ideas, and information on getting the most from Abbot, your ChatOps assistant.
While we’ve worked hard to make the Abbot editing experience in the browser great, it will never be as good as the editing experience in your favorite editor. To that end, we’ve taken the first step towards providing a great local editing experience.Read More
If you manage more than one Twitter account, whether it’s for a project or a company’s social media presence, you live with THE FEAR. That nagging fear that takes up residence in the back of your mind. The fear that one day, you will tweet something inappropriate from the wrong account. I’ve done it. Maybe you’ve done it. But lets all hope it’s not as bad as what this person did:Read More
No two workshops are the same. Well-used workshops form a patina of scars, wear marks, and scratches on the floor over time, giving them their own unique fingerprint. Look inside one and you’ll notice something else: the tools that the craftspeople made for themselves to use inside the workshop. These purpose-built tools create a special language in the workshop, a patois evolved from the shared experiences of building.Read More
Chat is a great place to review data together. Abbot has always made interacting with APIs easy; and now Abbot can also talk to MySQL and Postgres databases.Read More
An important Abbot benefit is it brings the ability to do work where discussion about work is already happening.Read More
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