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Slapp

Slapp is a node.js module for creating Slack integrations from simple slash commands to complex bots. It is specifically for Slack --not a generic bot framework-- because we believe the best restaurants in the world are not buffets. πŸ΄πŸ˜‰

Slapp heavily favors the new HTTP based Slack Events API over Realtime Messaging API websockets for creating more scalable and manageable bots. It supports simple conversation flows with state managed out of process to survive restarts and horizontal scaling. Conversation flows aren't just message based but may include any Slack event, interactive buttons, slash commands, etc.

Slapp is built on a strong foundation with a test suite with 100% test coverage and depends on the smallwins/slack client.

Here is a basic example:

const Slapp = require('slapp')
const BeepBoopContext = require('slapp-context-beepboop')
if (!process.env.PORT) throw Error('PORT missing but required')

var slapp = Slapp({ context: BeepBoopContext() })

slapp.message('^(hi|hello|hey).*', ['direct_mention', 'direct_message'], (msg, text, greeting) => {
  msg
    .say(`${greeting}, how are you?`)
    .route('handleHowAreYou')  // where to route the next msg in the conversation
})

// register a route handler
slapp.route('handleHowAreYou', (msg) => {
  // respond with a random entry from array
  msg.say(['Me too', 'Noted', 'That is interesting'])
})

// attach handlers to an Express app
slapp.attachToExpress(require('express')()).listen(process.env.PORT)

Install

npm install --save slapp

Getting Started

We recommend you watch this quick tutorial on how to get started with Slapp on BeepBoop! It'll talk you through some of these key points:

  • Creating your first Slapp application
  • Adding your application to Beep Boop
  • Setting up a Slack App ready to work with Slapp / Beep Boop

Even if you're not using Beep Boop the video should help you understand how to get your Slack App setup properly so you can make the most of Slapp.

Setup

You can call the Slapp function with the following options:

const Slapp = require('slapp')
const ConvoStore = require('slapp-convo-beepboop')
const BeepBoopContext = require('slapp-context-beepboop')

var slapp = Slapp({
  verify_token: process.env.SLACK_VERIFY_TOKEN,
  convo_store: ConvoStore(),
  context: BeepBoopContext(),
  log: true,
  colors: true
})

Context Lookup

One of the challenges with writing a multi-team Slack app is that you need to make sure you have the appropriate tokens and meta-data for a team when you get a message from them. This lets you make api calls on behalf of that team in response to incoming messages from Slack. You typically collect and store this meta-data during the Add to Slack OAuth flow. If you're running on Beep Boop, this data is saved for you automatically. Slapp has a required context option that gives you a convenient hook to load that team-specific meta-data and enrich the message with it. While you can add whatever meta-data you have about a team in this function, there are a few required properties that need to be set on req.slapp.meta for Slapp to process requests:

  • app_token - required OAuth access_token property
  • bot_token - required if you have a bot user OAuth bot.bot_access_token property
  • bot_user_id - required if you have a bot user OAuth bot.bot_user_id property
  • app_bot_id - required if you have a bot user and use ignoreSelf option Profile call with bot token, users.profile.bot_id property

The incoming request from Slack has been parsed and normalized by the time the context function runs, and is available via req.slapp. You can rely on this data in your context function to assist you in looking up the necessary tokens and meta-data.

req.slapp has the following structure:

{
  type: 'event|command|action',
  body: {}, // original payload from Slack
  meta: {
    user_id: '<USER_ID>',
    channel_id: '<CHANNEL_ID>',
    team_id: '<TEAM_ID>'
  }
}

If you're running on Beep Boop, these values are stored and added automatically for you, otherwise you'll need to set these properties on req.slapp.meta with data retreived from wherever you're storing your OAuth data. That might look something like this:

// your database module...
var myDB = require('./my-db')

var slapp = Slapp({
  context (req, res, next) {
    var meta = req.slapp.meta

    myDB.getTeamData(meta.team_id, (err, data) => {
      if (err) {
        console.error('Error loading team data: ', err)
        return res.send(err)
      }

      // mixin necessary team meta-data
      req.slapp.meta = Object.assign(req.slapp.meta, {
        app_token: data.app_token,
        bot_token: data.bot_token,
        bot_user_id: data.bot_user_id,
        // you can add your own team meta-data as well
        other_value: data.other_value
      })
    })
  }
})

Message Middleware

Slapp supports middleware for incoming events, allowing you to stop the propagation of the event by not calling next(), passively observing, or appending metadata to the message by adding properties to msg.meta. Middleware is processed in the order it is added.

Register new middleware with use:

slapp.use(fn(msg, next))

For example, simple middleware that logs all incoming messages:

slapp.use((msg, next) => {
  console.log(msg)
  next()
})

Or that does some validation:

slapp.use((msg, next) => {
  if (valid) {
    next()
  } else {
    console.error('uh oh')
  }
})

Slack Events

Listen for any Slack event with slapp.event(event_name, (msg) => {}).

// add a smile reaction by the bot for any message reacted to
slapp.event('reaction_added', (msg) => {
  let token = msg.meta.bot_token
  let id = msg.body.event.item.ts
  let channel = msg.body.event.item.channel
  slapp.client.reactions.add({token, 'smile', id, channel}, (err) => {
    if (err) console.log('Error adding reaction', err)
  })
})

Slack Events Demo

Slack Event Messages

A message is just a subtype of Slack event but has a special convenience method slapp.message(regex, [types], (msg) => {}):

slapp.message('goodnight', 'mention', (msg) => {
  msg.say('sweet dreams :crescent_moon: ')
})

Slack Message Demo

Interactive Messages

msg.say() may be passed text, an array of text values (one is chosen randomly), or an object to be sent to chat.postMessage. It defaults to the current channel and the bot user token (or app token if there is not bot user). Here's an example of using msg.say() to send an interactive message and registering a handler to receive the button action:

slapp.message('yesno', (msg) => {
  msg.say({
      text: '',
      attachments: [
        {
          text: '',
          fallback: 'Yes or No?',
          callback_id: 'yesno_callback',
          actions: [
            { name: 'answer', text: 'Yes', type: 'button', value: 'yes' },
            { name: 'answer', text: 'No',  type: 'button',  value: 'no' }
          ]
        }]
      })
})

slapp.action('yesno_callback', 'answer', (msg, value) => {
  msg.respond(msg.body.response_url, `${value} is a good choice!`)
})

Interactive Message Demo

Slash Commands

slapp.command('/inorout', /^in/, (msg) => {
  // `respond` is used for actions or commands and uses the `response_url` provided by the
  // incoming request from Slack
  msg.respond(`Glad you are in ${match}!`)
})

Slash Command Demo

You can also match on text after the command similar to messages like this:

slapp.command('/inorout', 'create (.*)', (msg, text, question) => {
  // if "/inorout create Who is in?" is received:
  // text = create Who is in?
  // question = Who is in?
})

Conversations and Bots

With Slapp you can use the Slack Events API to create bots much like you would with a a Realtime Messaging API socket. Events over HTTP may be not necessarily be received by the same process if you are running multiple instances of your app behind a load balancer; therefore your Slapp process should be stateless. And thus conversation state should be stored out of process.

You can pass a conversation store implementation into the Slapp factory with the convo_store option. If you are using Beep Boop, you should use require('slapp-convo-beepboop')() and it will be handled for you. Otherwise, a conversation store needs to implement these three functions:

  set (id, params, callback) {} // callback(err)
  get (id, callback)            // callback(err, val)
  del (id, callback) {}         // callback(err)

The in memory implementation can be used for testing and as an example when creating your own implementation.

What is a conversation?

A conversation is scoped by the combination of Slack Team, Channel, and User. When you register a new route handler (see below), it will only be invoked when receiving a message from the same team in the same channel by the same user.

Conversation Routing

Conversations use a very simple routing mechanism. Within any msg handler you may call msg.route to designate a handler for the next msg received in a conversation. The handler must be preregistered with the same key through slapp.route.

For example, if we register a route handler under the key handleGoodDay:

slapp.route('handleGoodDay', (msg) => {
  msg.say(':expressionless:')
})

We can route to that in a msg handler like this:

slapp.message('^hi', 'direct_message', (msg) => {
  msg.say('Are you having a good day?').route('handleGoodDay')
})

The route handler will get called for this conversation no matter what type of event it is. This means you can use any slack events, slash commands interactive message actions, and the like in your conversation flows. If a route handler is registered, it will supercede any other matcher.

Conversation State and Expiration

When specifying a route handler with msg.route you can optionally pass an arbitrary object and expiration time in seconds.

Consider the example below. If a user says "do it" in a direct message then ask for confirmation using an interactive message. If they do something other than answer by pressing a button, redirect them to choose one of the options, yes or no. When they choose, handle the response accordingly.

Notice the state object that is passed to msg.route and into slapp.route. Each time msg.route is called an expiration time of 60 seconds is set. If there is not activity by the user for 60 seconds, we expire the conversation flow.

// if a user says "do it" in a DM
slapp.message('do it', 'direct_message', (msg) => {
  var state = { requested: Date.now() }
  // respond with an interactive message with buttons Yes and No
  msg
  .say({
    text: '',
    attachments: [
      {
        text: 'Are you sure?',
        fallback: 'Are you sure?',
        callback_id: 'doit_confirm_callback',
        actions: [
          { name: 'answer', text: 'Yes', type: 'button', value: 'yes' },
          { name: 'answer', text: 'No', type: 'button', value: 'no' }
        ]
      }]
    })
  // handle the response with this route passing state
  // and expiring the conversation after 60 seconds
  .route('handleDoitConfirmation', state, 60)
})

slapp.route('handleDoitConfirmation', (msg, state) => {
  // if they respond with anything other than a button selection,
  // get them back on track
  if (msg.type !== 'action') {
    msg
      .say('Please choose a Yes or No button :wink:')
      // notice we have to declare the next route to handle the response
      // every time. Pass along the state and expire the conversation
      // 60 seconds from now.
      .route('handleDoitConfirmation', state, 60)
    return
  }

  let answer = msg.body.actions[0].value
  if (answer !== 'yes') {
    // the answer was not affirmative
    msg.respond(msg.body.response_url, {
      text: `OK, not doing it. Whew that was close :cold_sweat:`,
      delete_original: true
    })
    // notice we did NOT specify a route because the conversation is over
    return
  }

  // use the state that's been passed through the flow to figure out the
  // elapsed time
  var elapsed = (Date.now() - state.requested)/1000
  msg.respond(msg.body.response_url, {
    text: `You requested me to do it ${elapsed} seconds ago`,
    delete_original: true
  })

  // simulate doing some work and send a confirmation.
  setTimeout(() => {
    msg.say('I "did it"')
  }, 3000)
})

Conversation Demo

API

slapp

slapp(opts:Object)

Create a new Slapp, accepts an options object

Parameters

  • opts.verify_token Slack Veryify token to validate authenticity of requests coming from Slack
  • opts.convo_store Implementation of ConversationStore, defaults to memory
  • opts.context Function (req, res, next) HTTP Middleware function to enrich incoming request with context
  • opts.log defaults to true, false to disable logging
  • opts.colors defaults to process.stdout.isTTY, true to enable colors in logging
  • opts.ignoreSelf defaults to true, true to automatically ignore any messages from yourself. This flag requires the context to set meta.app_bot_id with the Slack App's users.profile.bot_id.
  • opts.ignoreBots defaults to false, true to ignore any messages from bot users automatically

    Example

  var Slapp = require('slapp')
  var BeepBoopConvoStore = require('slapp-convo-beepboop')
  var BeepBoopContext = require('slapp-context-beepboop')
  var slapp = Slapp({
    record: 'out.jsonl',
    context: BeepBoopContext(),
    convo_store: BeepBoopConvoStore({ debug: true })
  })

Slapp

Slapp.use(fn:function)

Register a new middleware, processed in the order registered.

Parameters

  • fn: middleware function (msg, next) => { }

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Slapp.attachToExpress(app:Object, opts:Object)

Attach HTTP routes to an Express app

Routes are:

  • POST /slack/event
  • POST /slack/command
  • POST /slack/action

Parameters

  • app instance of Express app or Express.Router
  • opts.event boolean|string - event route (defaults to /slack/event) [optional]
  • opts.command boolean|string - command route (defaults to /slack/command) [optional]
  • opts.action boolean|string - action route (defaults to /slack/action) [optional]

Returns

  • app reference to Express app or Express.Router passed in

    Examples:

  // would attach all routes w/ default paths
  slapp.attachToExpress(app)
  // with options
  slapp.attachToExpress(app, {
    event: true, // would register event route with default of /slack/event
    command: false, // would not register a route for commands
    action: '/slack-action' // custom route for actions
  })
  // would only attach a route for events w/ default path
  slapp.attachToExpress(app, {
    event: true
  })

Slapp.route(fnKey:string, fn:function)

Register a new function route

Parameters

  • fnKey unique key to refer to function
  • fn (msg, state) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Slapp.getRoute(fnKey:string)

Return a registered route

Parameters

  • fnKey string - unique key to refer to function

Returns

  • (msg, state) => {}

Slapp.match(fn:function)

Register a custom Match function (fn)

Returns true if there is a match AND you handled the msg.

Return false if there is not a match and you pass on the message.

All of the higher level matching convenience functions generate a match function and call match to register it.

Only one matcher can return true, and they are executed in the order they are defined. Match functions should return as fast as possible because it's important that they are efficient. However you may do asyncronous tasks within to your hearts content.

Parameters

  • fn function - match function (msg) => { return bool }

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Slapp.message(criteria:string, typeFilter:string|Array)

Register a new message handler function for the criteria

Parameters

  • criteria text that message contains or regex (e.g. "^hi")
  • typeFilter [optional] Array for multiple values or string for one value. Valid values are direct_message, direct_mention, mention, ambient
  • callback function - (msg, text, [match1], [match2]...) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

    Example with regex matchers:

  slapp.message('^play (song|artist) <([^>]+)>', (msg, text, type, toplay) => {
    // text = 'play artist spotify:track:1yJiE307EBIzOB9kqH1deb'
    // type = 'artist'
    // toplay = 'spotify:track:1yJiE307EBIzOB9kqH1deb'
  }

Example without matchers:

  slapp.message('play', (msg, text) => {
    // text = 'play'
  }

Example msg.body:

 {
    "token":"dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
    "team_id":"TXXXXXXXX",
    "api_app_id":"AXXXXXXXX",
    "event":{
       "type":"message",
       "user":"UXXXXXXXX",
       "text":"hello!",
       "ts":"1469130107.000088",
       "channel":"DXXXXXXXX"
    },
    "event_ts":"1469130107.000088",
    "type":"event_callback",
    "authed_users":[
       "UXXXXXXXX"
    ]
 }

Slapp.event(criteria:string|RegExp, callback:function)

Register a new event handler for an actionName

Parameters

  • criteria the type of event
  • callback (msg) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

    Example msg object:

  {
     "token":"dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
     "team_id":"TXXXXXXXX",
     "api_app_id":"AXXXXXXXX",
     "event":{
        "type":"reaction_added",
        "user":"UXXXXXXXX",
        "item":{
           "type":"message",
           "channel":"DXXXXXXXX",
           "ts":"1469130181.000096"
        },
        "reaction":"grinning"
     },
     "event_ts":"1469131201.822817",
     "type":"event_callback",
     "authed_users":[
        "UXXXXXXXX"
     ]
  }

Slapp.action(callbackId:string, actionNameCriteria:string|RegExp, actionValueCriteria:string|RegExp, callback:function)

Register a new action handler for an actionNameCriteria

Parameters

  • callbackId string
  • actionNameCriteria string or RegExp - the name of the action [optional]
  • actionValueCriteria string or RegExp - the value of the action [optional]
  • callback function - (msg, text, [match1], [match2]...) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

    Example:

  // match name and value
  slapp.action('dinner_callback', 'drink', 'beer', (msg, val) => {}
  // match name and value either beer or wine
  slapp.action('dinner_callback', 'drink', '(beer|wine)', (msg, val) => {}
  // match name drink, any value
  slapp.action('dinner_callback', 'drink', (msg, val) => {}
  // match dinner_callback, any name or value
  slapp.action('dinner_callback', 'drink', (msg, val) => {}
  // match with regex
  slapp.action('dinner_callback', /^drink$/, /^b[e]{2}r$/, (msg, val) => {}

Example msg.body object:

  {
     "actions":[
        {
           "name":"answer",
           "value":":wine_glass:"
        }
     ],
     "callback_id":"in_or_out_callback",
     "team":{
        "id":"TXXXXXXXX",
        "domain":"companydomain"
     },
     "channel":{
        "id":"DXXXXXXXX",
        "name":"directmessage"
     },
     "user":{
        "id":"UXXXXXXXX",
        "name":"mike.brevoort"
     },
     "action_ts":"1469129995.067370",
     "message_ts":"1469129988.000084",
     "attachment_id":"1",
     "token":"dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
     "original_message":{
        "text":"What?",
        "username":"In or Out",
        "bot_id":"BXXXXXXXX",
        "attachments":[
           {
              "callback_id":"in_or_out_callback",
              "fallback":"Pick one",
              "id":1,
              "actions":[
                 {
                    "id":"1",
                    "name":"answer",
                    "text":":beer:",
                    "type":"button",
                    "value":":beer:",
                    "style":""
                 },
                 {
                    "id":"2",
                    "name":"answer",
                    "text":":beers:",
                    "type":"button",
                    "value":":wine:",
                    "style":""
                 },
              ]
           },
           {
              "text":":beers: β€’ mike.brevoort",
              "id":2,
              "fallback":"who picked beers"
           }
        ],
        "type":"message",
        "subtype":"bot_message",
        "ts":"1469129988.000084"
     },
     "response_url":"https://hooks.slack.com/actions/TXXXXXXXX/111111111111/txxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
  }

Slapp.command(command:string, criteria:string|RegExp, callback:function)

Register a new slash command handler

Parameters

  • command string - the slash command (e.g. "/doit")
  • criteria string or RegExp (e.g "/^create.+$/") [optional]
  • callback function - (msg) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

    Example without parameters:

  // "/acommand"
  slapp.command('acommand', (msg) => {
  }

Example with RegExp matcher criteria:

  // "/acommand create flipper"
  slapp.command('acommand', 'create (.*)'(msg, text, name) => {
    // text = 'create flipper'
    // name = 'flipper'
  }

Example msg object:

  {
     "type":"command",
     "body":{
        "token":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
        "team_id":"TXXXXXXXX",
        "team_domain":"teamxxxxxxx",
        "channel_id":"Dxxxxxxxx",
        "channel_name":"directmessage",
        "user_id":"Uxxxxxxxx",
        "user_name":"xxxx.xxxxxxxx",
        "command":"/doit",
        "text":"whatever was typed after command",
        "response_url":"https://hooks.slack.com/commands/TXXXXXXXX/111111111111111111111111111"
     },
     "resource":{
        "app_token":"xoxp-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX",
        "app_user_id":"UXXXXXXXX",
        "bot_token":"xoxb-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
        "bot_user_id":"UXXXXXXXX"
     },
     "meta":{
        "user_id":"UXXXXXXXX",
        "channel_id":"DXXXXXXXX",
        "team_id":"TXXXXXXXX"
     },
  }

Message

A Message object is created for every incoming Slack event, slash command, and interactive message action. It is generally always passed as msg.

msg has three main top level properties

  • type - one of event, command, action
  • body - the unmodified payload of the original event
  • meta - derived or normalized properties and anything appended by middleware.

meta should at least have these properties

Message.constructor(type:string, body:Object, meta:Object)

Construct a new Message

Parameters

  • type the type of message (event, command, action, etc.)

Message.route(fnKey:string, state:Object, secondsToExpire:number)

Register the next function to route to in a conversation.

The route should be registered already through slapp.route

Parameters

  • fnKey string
  • state object arbitrary data to be passed back to your function [optional]
  • secondsToExpire number - number of seconds to wait for the next message in the conversation before giving up. Default 60 minutes [optional]

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Message.cancel()

Explicity cancel pending route registration.

Message.say(input:string|Object|Array, callback:function)

Send a message through chat.postmessage.

The current channel and inferred tokens are used as defaults. input maybe a string, Object or mixed Array of strings and Objects. If a string, the value will be set to text of the chat.postmessage object. Otherwise pass a chat.postmessage Object. If the current message is part of a thread, the new message will remain in the thread. To control if a message is threaded or not you can use the msg.thread() and msg.unthread() functions.

If input is an Array, a random value in the array will be selected.

Parameters

  • input the payload to send, maybe a string, Object or Array.
  • callback (err, data) => {}

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Message.respond([responseUrl]:string, input:string|Object|Array, callback:function)

Respond to a Slash command or interactive message action with a chat.postmessage payload. If respond is called within 2500ms of the original request (hard limit is 3000ms, consider 500ms as a buffer), the original request will be responded to instead of using the response_url. This will keep the action button spinner in sync with an awaiting update and is about 25% more responsive when tested.

input options are the same as say

Parameters

  • responseUrl string - URL provided by a Slack interactive message action or slash command [optional]
  • input the payload to send, maybe a string, Object or Array.
  • callback (err, data) => {}

    Example:

  // responseUrl implied from body.response_url if this is an action or command
  msg.respond('thanks!', (err) => {})
  // responseUrl explicitly provided
  msg.respond(responseUrl, 'thanks!', (err) => {})
  // input provided as object
  msg.respond({ text: 'thanks!' }, (err) => {})
  // input provided as Array
  msg.respond(['thanks!', 'I :heart: u'], (err) => {})

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Message.thread()

Ensures all subsequent messages created are under a thread of the current message

Example:

  // current msg is not part of a thread (i.e. does not have thread_ts set)
  msg.
   .say('This message will not be part of the thread and will be in the channel')
   .thread()
   .say('This message will remain in the thread')
   .say('This will also be in the thread')

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Message.unthread()

Ensures all subsequent messages created are not part of a thread

Example:

  // current msg is part of a thread (i.e. has thread_ts set)
  msg.
   .say('This message will remain in the thread')
   .unthread()
   .say('This message will not be part of the thread and will be in the channel')
   .say('This will also not be part of the thread')

Returns

  • this (chainable)

Message._request()

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Message.isBot()

Is this from a bot user?

Returns bool true if this is a message from a bot user

Message.isBaseMessage()

Is this an event of type message without any subtype?

Returns bool true if this is a message event type with no subtype

Message.isThreaded()

Is this an event of type message without any subtype?

Returns bool true if this is an event that is part of a thread

Message.isDirectMention()

Is this a message that is a direct mention ("@botusername: hi there", "@botusername goodbye!")

Returns bool true if this is a direct mention

Message.isDirectMessage()

Is this a message in a direct message channel (one on one)

Returns bool true if this is a direct message

Message.isMention()

Is this a message where the bot user mentioned anywhere in the message. Only checks for mentions of the bot user and does not consider any other users.

Returns bool true if this mentions the bot user

Message.isAmbient()

Is this a message that's not a direct message or that mentions that bot at all (other users could be mentioned)

Returns bool true if this is an ambient message

Message.isAnyOf(of:Array)

Is this a message that matches any one of the filters

Parameters

  • messageFilters Array - any of direct_message, direct_mention, mention and ambient

Returns bool true if this is a message that matches any of the filters

Message.isAuthedTeam()

Return true if the event "team_id" is included in the "authed_teams" array. In other words, this event originated from a team who has installed your app versus a team who is sharing a channel with a team who has installed the app but in fact hasn't installed the app into that team explicitly. There are some events that do not include an "authed_teams" property. In these cases, error on the side of claiming this IS from an authed team.

Returns an Array of user IDs

Message.usersMentioned()

Return the user IDs of any users mentioned in the message

Returns an Array of user IDs

Message.channelsMentioned()

Return the channel IDs of any channels mentioned in the message

Returns an Array of channel IDs

Message.subteamGroupsMentioned()

Return the IDs of any subteams (groups) mentioned in the message

Returns an Array of subteam IDs

Message.everyoneMentioned()

Was "@everyone" mentioned in the message

Returns bool true if @everyone was mentioned

Message.channelMentioned()

Was the current "@channel" mentioned in the message

Returns bool true if @channel was mentioned

Message.hereMentioned()

Was the "@here" mentioned in the message

Returns bool true if @here was mentioned

Message.linksMentioned()

Return the URLs of any links mentioned in the message

Returns Array:string of URLs of links mentioned in the message

Message.stripDirectMention()

Strip the direct mention prefix from the message text and return it. The original text is not modified

Returns string original text of message with a direct mention of the bot

user removed. For example, @botuser hi or @botuser: hi would produce hi. @notbotuser hi would produce @notbotuser hi

Contributing

We adore contributions. Please include the details of the proposed changes in a Pull Request and ensure npm test passes. πŸ‘»

Scripts

  • npm test - runs linter and tests with coverage
  • npm run unit - runs unit tests without coverage
  • npm run lint - just runs JS standard linter
  • npm run coverage - runs tests with coverage
  • npm run lcov - runs tests with coverage and output lcov report
  • npm run docs - regenerates API docs in this README.md

License

MIT Copyright (c) 2016 Beep Boop, Robots & Pencils