At my current job we always need to get a particular piece of information daily and post it to a slack channel. It only takes about ten minutes…but why even take ten minutes when it can take less than one? After all, the essence of being a developer is about working efficiently (and with my background in IT systems I’m all about the automation).

I decided to learn how to make a slack integration using incoming webhooks. It was much easier than I thought! I followed the instructions via the Slack docs and created a small Github repo in case anyone is interested in doing a simple integration. I decided to use an unofficial QDB api wrapper and make a random quote appear in a channel when hitting a particular route.

Feel free to fork it, play around and see if you can do something fun yourself!