|February 11, 2019|
More and more organizations are using Slack as their main communication tool. Knowing some tips/tricks can help QA deliver messages to the team more efficiently.
Here's three style tips on using Slack:
Replying to issues and comments via Slack thread can help de-clutter release day noise. To start a thread, simply hover over the message and click on 'Start a thread' icon.
More tips on Threads on the Slack help page.
By using thread to manage issues, new issues won't get distracted by all the conversations of a previously reported issue.
Add the appropriate icon before your message so people can instantly know what's going on:
Using backticks on branch names helps make the branch stand out. That way people can quickly identify the branch when they are scanning the Slack conversations.
I have a Keyboard Maestro action set up so that it automatically post the build status of a Git build in a particular Slack channel. This way I don't have to worry about informing the team of the action.
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