Engineering moves faster in Slack
Deliver better code in less time by bringing your tools, teammates and code changes together in Slack.
Maximise your uptime with speedy responses
- Send real-time alerts to channels automatically
- Run parallel investigations to find answers quickly
- Create one source of truth for fast, easy analysis
‘We’ve reduced the mean time to resolution to under five minutes. It’s been phenomenally successful in a very short period of time.’
Five stages of the software development lifecycle
Software engineering and Slack: a love story
Resolve incidents faster in Slack
The value of Slack for software developers
Align your team and processes
- Bring documentation into channels to make informed decisions before creating code
- Establish a single place for code review and testing
- Integrate tools to improve deployment visibility and automation
‘Today’s developers fundamentally work more horizontally than vertically and Slack helps to enable this way of working.’
Stay productive and engaged
- Get new developers up to speed faster with an easily referenced record of work
- Reduce low-value, routine tasks through automation
- Customise Slack with workflows, apps and bots
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2,400+ integrations and counting
Slack connects with all of your favourite tools, such as GitHub, Jenkins, Jira, PagerDuty and more.
Stories about Slack for engineering
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Frequently asked questions
Slack is popular among developers for a reason: it makes their work simpler and more productive. They can choose whatever tools they like for deploys, testing, etc., and integrate them into Slack. This increases the value of their existing tech stack, and centralises team discussions.
Slack is infinitely customisable: bots, workflows and apps mean that each team can configure Slack to fit its own development cycle. Find out more reasons why engineering teams love Slack.
Adding a bot to Slack is a smart way to boost team productivity. Bots can be added by going to the Slack App Directory and installing them to your workspace (you may need an admin to do this). Or, you can create your own custom bots. Here’s more about what bots can do and how to use them.
Slack allows global teams to choose the region where certain types of data at rest are stored. Currently Slack offers data residency in six regions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK. Learn more about how data residency works at Slack.
A Slack workspace is a shared hub made up of channels where team members can communicate and work together. You can join as many workspaces as you like.
Slack admins can set permissions for who is allowed to join a workspace and which files and messages they can access. They can also choose which bots or apps are installed. Learn more about getting started with Slack workspaces.
Yes. You can securely discuss confidential information in Slack. Slack offers multiple ways to ensure that your information, conversations and files stay safe. It delivers enterprise-grade security at every layer, adhering to multiple compliance certifications, including SOC 2, SOC 3, ISO/IEC 27001 and more. Slack is GDPR-compliant and can be configured for HIPAA and FINRA compliance. It is FedRAMP Moderate authorised.
In addition, Slack offers security features that give admins close control over data encryption, such as Enterprise Key Management. You can also integrate your own security tools with Slack to get an instant notification if a threat is detected. Learn more about Slack’s comprehensive security programme here.