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Simplify engineering workflows for faster deploys

Engineering work flows through Slack, from code review to release and beyond.

Learn how engineering teams use Slack for:

DEVELOPMENT

Ship faster with Slack

Engineering teams use Slack to collaborate on projects and get them out the door. Channels and integrations remove friction between teams and functions, helping you go from kickoff to commit in less time.

A sample conversation in Slack
project-sphinx
Harry BooneHey team - final week of sprint. So far, we’re still on track to release next week!
🙌3💯4💪6
Chad ThomasNice. I know @Sara has been wanting for this feature for while.
🙌1
Sara ParkerCustomers are super excited to see this happen. I already got a thank you card from one!
🎉2💖3
Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for deployments:
  • pull-requests-prod

    Review or discuss the most recent pull-requests

  • team-iOS

    Group conversations between team members who support a particular platform, stack or feature

  • beta-testers

    Consolidate tester feedback, assign tasks

Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for deployments:
  • pull-requests-prod

    Review or discuss the most recent pull-requests

  • team-iOS

    Group conversations between team members who support a particular platform, stack or feature

  • beta-testers

    Consolidate tester feedback, assign tasks

24%

Increase in features delivered on time

“The engineering team is spending more time moving our own product forward with Slack. They are shipping more code faster.”

Excerpted from IDC research, sponsored by Slack

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INCIDENTS

Uncover and squash pesky bugs

Discover outages and bugs faster by coordinating responses in real time. Connect your reporting tools to Slack to monitor issues as they come in, find resolutions to past bugs, and assemble the right people to respond.

A sample conversation in Slack
triage-android
Leland FosterHey all - seeing reports in #alerts-android of multiple 404s from the settings panel. Can someone look into it?
👀11
Zoe MaxwellLooks like one of the links broke in the last push. Fixing now…
🙇‍2
Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for incidents:
  • triage-android

    Monitor and triage bugs specific to a platform

  • QA-prod

    View test logs and build statuses to trace issues

  • customers-enterprise

    Work with Customer Support and other departments to roll out fixes

Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for incidents:
  • triage-android

    Monitor and triage bugs specific to a platform

  • QA-prod

    View test logs and build statuses to trace issues

  • customers-enterprise

    Work with Customer Support and other departments to roll out fixes

21%

Less time needed to identify and resolve engineering-related bugs

“We can use Slack to evaluate customer feedback in real time, and the team can start working on solutions for problems before the problem is even called in.”

Excerpted from IDC research, sponsored by Slack

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Automation

Streamline development with integrations

Slack integrates automated tools into a single place, allowing you to spend less time with iterative, lower-value tasks and more time focused on product development and design.

A sample conversation in Slack
deploy-prod
Rose CahillCan someone look into WEB-355 when they have a sec?
JIRA CloudAPP
WEB-355: Breakpoints broken on web guide
Status: New
  • Channels put your code in context

    By bringing your code into the right conversations, you can get approvals, spot errors and commit better code, faster.

  • Keep tabs on tickets and issues

    Monitor new tickets and comments without leaving Slack. Stay up to date on new issues while you work through existing ones.

  • Make the most of on-call duty

    Spot breaking incidents, see who’s on call, and get resolutions started before issues snowball into something more.

COMMUNICATION

Conversations and context, organized

Work across departments, even contintents. Slack organizes conversations by topic or team or project, so you always know where to get the info you need.

A sample conversation in Slack
web-marketing
Cynthia ThompsonHelloooo! Hoping to get a ✨ new ✨ micro-site on the roadmap for next quarter. What’s the best way to request engineering resources for this?
Leland FosterHere’s our project request template. That should get you started! After we scope the task we’ll start a JIRA ticket and add you to it.
Web Project Request Template314kB PDF
uploaded this file: Web Project Request Template
Cynthia ThompsonGreat, thanks much, will get this done ASAP.
🙌2
Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for communication:
  • project-sphinx

    Work cross-functionally on projects with departments, teams, even clients.

  • web-marketing

    Collaborate with Marketing on website work.

  • feature-requests

    Give colleagues a designated place to request changes or give input.

Suggested channels
What are channels:

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for communication:
  • project-sphinx

    Work cross-functionally on projects with departments, teams, even clients.

  • web-marketing

    Collaborate with Marketing on website work.

  • feature-requests

    Give colleagues a designated place to request changes or give input.

27%

Less time needed to test and iterate

“Anytime I’ve seen a Slack integration I’ve turned it on... It’s provided so much value and helped us save so many extra steps in our process.”

Thomas Lawless

Senior Software Engineer at IBM

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