You only learn when you reflect.

November 14, 2019. Filed under management 114career 16

Early in your career, the majority of problems you work on are difficult because they are _new_ for _you_. You’ve never done it before, and it’s challenging to do good work on problems you’ve never encountered before. However, the good news is that there are other folks on your team who’ve done it before and are already experienced with its in’s and out’s.

Distributing your Slack application.

November 11, 2019. Filed under python 59slack 6gcp 4

We've been working on this Slack application for a while, and it's pretty much done. Now we just have to make it possible for other folks to install it. The golden standard of distribution is Slack's App Directory, whcih makes it easy for folks to find and install your app. We won't quite get there, but we'll get close.

Using Cloud Firestore to power a Slack app.

November 10, 2019. Filed under python 59slack 6gcp 4

Continuing from Make Slack all respond to reacji, it's time to actually store and retrieve real data instead of just relying on stubbed data. We'll be building on Google Cloud Firestore which is a NoSQL datastore offered on GCP.

Make Slack app respond to reacji.

November 9, 2019. Filed under python 59slack 6api 3

This post continues a series on creating a Slack app in Python, picking up after adding an App Home view. A lot of the subtle, emergent communication patterns within Slack happen by reacting to messages with emoji, and I thought it would be fun to take advantage of that playfulness within the app we're building.

Adding App Home to Slack app in Python.

November 8, 2019. Filed under python 59slack 6api 3

Building on the last post on Creating a Slack App in Python on GCP, I wanted to continue extending reflect-slack-app to include an App Home.