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Building a Slack Slash Command as a Microservice Pipeline

By March 26, 2019

Slack API logoOne of the drivers behind Slack‘s rise as an enterprise collaboration tool is its rich set of integration mechanisms. Bots can monitor channels for messages and reply as if they were users, apps can send and receive messages and more via a wide range of APIs, and slash commands allow users to interact with external systems from the Slack message box. In this blog post, I’ll explain how I implemented a sample slash command as a microservice pipeline in StreamSets Data Collector 3.8.0, allowing users to look up stock item names and URLs from stock item numbers. Use this as the basis for creating your own slash command!

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