Slashkeys

Serverless Slack ASCII Art with Firebase Functions 

Jessica Parsons

Documentation Engineer, Netlify

@verythorough

The Extra Easy Way:

Customizing Slack

Leveling Up:

Slash Commands

/tableflip

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

FaaS:

Functions as a Service

Easy Peasy

1. Create a project on Firebase 

2. Install firebase-tools and log in

$ npm install -g firebase-tools
$ firebase login

Easy Peasy

3. Initialize a Functions project

$ firebase init

Easy Peasy

4. Write some code in /functions/index.js

const functions = require('firebase-functions');

exports.helloWorld = functions.https.onRequest((req, res) => {
  res.status(200).send('Hello!')
})

Easy Peasy

5. Connect to your project (if needed) and deploy

$ firebase use --add <project-name>
$ firebase deploy --only functions

Your Slack App

1. Make a new app

Your Slack App

2. Create a slash command

Your Slack App

2. Create a slash command

Handy Tools

Further Reading

Slashkeys: Serverless Slack ASCII Art with Firebase Functions

By Jessica Parsons

Slashkeys: Serverless Slack ASCII Art with Firebase Functions

Slack slash commands are fun to make, but require a server component to receive the commands. FaaS services like Google Cloud Functions abstract this to individually deployable functions, and Firebase makes them easy to manage and deploy.

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