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Hubot

A customizable life embetterment robot
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What is Hubot?

Hubot is a chat bot, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with old community scripts, or new community org and your own custom scripts, and can work on many different chat services.
Hubot is a tool in the ChatOps category of a tech stack.
Hubot is an open source tool with 15.6K GitHub stars and 3.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hubot's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hubot?

Companies
65 companies reportedly use Hubot in their tech stacks, including CircleCI, PiNCAMP, and 500px.

Developers
177 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hubot.

Hubot Integrations

Mattermost, RocketChat, Zulip, Flowdock, and StackStorm are some of the popular tools that integrate with Hubot. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Hubot.
Public Decisions about Hubot

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Hubot in their tech stack.

Robert Zuber
Robert Zuber

We have added very little to the CoffeeScript Hubot application – just enough to allow it to talk to our Hubot workers. The Hubot workers implement our operational management functionality and expose it to Hubot so we can get chat integration for free. We’ve also tailored the authentication and authorization code of Hubot to meet the needs of roles within our team.

For larger tasks, we’ve got an internal #CLI written in Go that talks to the same #API as Hubot, giving access to the same functionality we have in Slack, with the addition of scripting, piping, and all of our favorite #Unix tools. When the Hubot worker recognizes the CLI is in use, it logs the commands to Slack to maintain visibility of operational changes.

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Tim Joseph Dumol
Tim Joseph Dumol
Lead Software Architect at Kalibrr · | 1 upvotes · 10.9K views
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We have our own special Hubot instance named kbot, that does everything from reminding us what to do, showing cat and corgi images, and notifying us of system errors. Hubot

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Hubot does all our deploys, talking to capistrano. Also, it mustaches innocent bystanders occasionally. Hubot

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Hubot's Features

  • We ship Hubot with a small group of core scripts: things like posting images, translating languages, and integrating with Google Maps
  • Open source, written in CoffeeScript on Node.js
  • Extensible
  • Standardized way to share scripts between everyone's robots

Hubot Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hubot?
Botkit
Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.
Lita
Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby with persistent storage provided by Redis. It uses a plugin system to connect to different chat services and to provide new behavior. The plugin system uses the familiar tools of the Ruby ecosystem: RubyGems and Bundler.
Errbot
The main use is to make it easy for you to write your own plugins so you can make it do whatever you want: a deployment, retrieving some information online, trigger a tool via an API.
Sequel
It is a simple, flexible, and powerful SQL database access toolkit for Ruby. It includes a comprehensive ORM layer for mapping records to Ruby objects and handling associated records.
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
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Hubot's Followers
195 developers follow Hubot to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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