Slack is a relatively new product in the market that has had some seriously amazing growth. The Team Communication app has not only broken into the market, it has taken it by storm.
What Is Slack?
Slack is a team communication app at its core. What at first glance appears to be a simple chat room, or chat app is really much more more. From adding integration with other apps, to making special channel;s to discuss items that might not need to be in the general chat, Slack is your app.
I don’t claim to be the worlds best programmer, in fact I am far from it, but I do share something that all great programmers have. The love of simple code that is clean, and just works.
Recently I was working on a PowerShell project where I was trying to create a simple application that would ask the user for input, and then run an .exe int eh background with the passed data. The idea was to simply the program that we used to administer our Google Apps domain, called GAM.
Since I was young, I have loved Video Games. To me it was not only a welcomed distraction, it was a way for me to experience the world. The ability to plug in a console and play some games with some friends was more than just a good time, it was life.
Recently I have been working in HTML with Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a simple framework, yet crazy powerful tool for building websites. To be 100% honest with you I enjoy using it more than WordPress these days. I find it much easier to use, and I don’t have to worry about plugins needing to be updated every other day, or people hacking into a database.
It pains me to admit that after years and years in the IT field, I was finally bit by my laziness in my own home network. My server crashed.
On November 5th 2014, I was at work when I needed to SSH back home to check on something. From my work machine I tried to SSH home, but I was greeted with a ‘Connection Refused’ message in my terminal. Thinking that it was odd, I tried to RDP back to the Windows Server at my house, but again the connection would not start. Checking on the sites that I normally run from my server, I began to get nervous when none of them would load.