What is 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.
Lita is a tool in the ChatOps category of a tech stack.
Lita is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Lita's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Lita?
3 companies reportedly use Lita in their tech stacks, including Open Science Framework, Xoom, and Fotolia.
21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Lita.
GitHub, Slack, GitLab, Jira, and Jenkins are some of the popular tools that integrate with Lita. Here's a list of all 20 tools that integrate with Lita.
Pros of Lita
Fun to use
Builds company culture
- Automate tasks
- Built with Ruby
- Free and open source
- Works with any chat service, including IRC, Slack, HipChat, and Campfire
- Install plugins from those already published, or write your own
Lita Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Lita?
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