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katy-more-RSI commented Nov 12, 2019

This PR implements threading and allows the program to simultaneously listen for Slack messages and ping the Mesonet API for updated data.

katy-more-RSI and others added 6 commits Oct 31, 2019
Adds a method to that returns a formatted String
to pass to Slack as a message
Currently there is an issue with the Mesonet API where the "weather
condition" information hasn't been updated since October 30, so until it
gets fixed it won't get included in Weatherbot's Slack response
This commit implements two separate threads, one to make API calls to
the Mesonet API, and one to continually listen for Slack messages to
respond to. This way there is no chance that a message will get skipped
because the program is making the API call instead of listening for
@katy-more-RSI katy-more-RSI requested review from DemonWav and rsi-toby Nov 12, 2019
@katy-more-RSI katy-more-RSI self-assigned this Nov 12, 2019
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I left a lot of comments to try and show you as much as I could but in general it does look good. :)

Previously, API tokens for the Slack integration were stored as an
environment variable, and the API token for the Mesonet API was
hardcoded into the URL string. This commit places both tokens into a file and reads them from there, and puts into the .gitignore, so that API keys can remain
separate and private among different users. was
created as a quick guide to the structure of the The
old API key that was hardcoded into the URL string has been disabled and
replaced with a new key in the file for security purposes.
Abbreviation from String -> Str and Double -> Dbl was unneccesary
In the PropertyIO class there were some best-practice issues that were
fixed in this commit, such as an InputStream not in a try-with-resouces,
a caught exception printing the error instead of the stack trace, and a
potential race condition when the program starts
propertiesFileName will not be updated, so make it final. The properties
variable isn't used outside of the constructore, so move the declaration
inside the constructor
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