Botkit and Regular Expressions

Regex has never been my favorite part of writing code. I get that some people geek out on it and bless their hearts. For me, it’s an annoyance that is best left abstracted out of my daily coding experience. Thankfully, I am not alone. There are plenty of sites and programs that generate regular expression sequences for all your pattern matching needs.

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Bot Engineering

Howdy makes a cool botkit that lets people write their own bots for Slack. Also Facebook, but meh.

In JavaScript, of all things, using node.js which makes the whole thing pretty accessible. Node.js lets you write JavaScripts that you can execute from a command line or a text file. You can then do things like create a web server or build Skynet.

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