The Events API allows developers to build applications that respond to activities in Slack. User and bot based event subscriptions can be received in JSON format. Once event types are specified, Slack will provide a stream of data with this RESTful API. This API uses OAuth 2.0 for authentication; developers need to register their applications to obtain a Client ID and Client Secret for response procedures.
This is the first part of our series on push technologies. This article will look at Webhooks, explaining what they are, how they work and why they are well suited to use cases where the underlying data is constantly refreshing. We will also look at examples of APIs that are supporting this style.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Collaboration, Marine, Inventory and Customer Service. One highlight today is the Aquaplot API for calculating and planning marine routes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions