The Slack platform offers several APIs to build apps. Each Slack API delivers part of the capabilities from the platform, so that you can pick just those that fit for your needs. This SDK offers a corresponding package for each of Slack’s APIs. They are small and powerful when used independently, and work seamlessly when used together, too.
Just starting out? The Getting Started tutorial will walk you through building your first Slack app using Node.js.
|Slack API||What its for||NPM Package|
|Web API||Send data to or query data from Slack using any of over 130 methods.||
|Events API||Listen for incoming messages and many other events happening in Slack, using a URL.||
|Interactive Messages||Respond to button clicks, dialogs, and other interactions with messages.||
|RTM API||Listen for incoming messages and a limited set of events happening in Slack, using websockets.||
|Incoming Webhooks||Send notifications to a single channel which the user picks on installation.||
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution that hides the underlying Slack APIs, but simplifies building a bot-style app inside Slack, try the Hubot Slack adapter. Hubot is a popular framework for internal apps that automate workflows, perform ChatOps, or just generate silly memes.
Use your favorite package manager to install any of the packages and save to your
$ npm install @slack/web-api @slack/events-api # Or, if you prefer yarn $ yarn add @slack/web-api @slack/events-api
This package supports Node v8 LTS and higher. It’s highly recommended to use the latest LTS version of node, and the documentation is written using syntax and features from that version.
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