What is Hubot?

Hubot is a chat bot, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with old community scripts, or new community org and your own custom scripts, and can work on many different chat services.
Hubot is a tool in the ChatOps category of a tech stack.
Hubot is an open source tool with 15.1K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hubot's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hubot?

63 companies reportedly use Hubot in their tech stacks, including CircleCI, Keen IO, and 500px.

132 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hubot.

Hubot Integrations

Sprint.ly, Flowdock, StackStorm, RocketChat, and Mattermost are some of the popular tools that integrate with Hubot. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Hubot.

Why developers like Hubot?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Hubot
Hubot Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Hubot in their tech stack.

Josh Frye
Josh Frye
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 5 upvotes · 4.5K views

DigitalOcean is used at StackShare for various tasks, such as serving Hubot and utility work. We have a few different testing environments, and keeping them up to date with fresh production data can be a nightmare to mange manually. DigitalOcean #CloudHosting has allowed us to automate those tasks in an easy way #StackDecisionsLaunch

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Tim Joseph Dumol
Tim Joseph Dumol
Lead Software Architect at Kalibrr · | 1 upvotes · 1.3K views

We have our own special Hubot instance named kbot, that does everything from reminding us what to do, showing cat and corgi images, and notifying us of system errors. Hubot

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Hubot does all our deploys, talking to capistrano. Also, it mustaches innocent bystanders occasionally. Hubot

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Hubot's Features

  • We ship Hubot with a small group of core scripts: things like posting images, translating languages, and integrating with Google Maps
  • Open source, written in CoffeeScript on Node.js
  • Extensible
  • Standardized way to share scripts between everyone's robots

Hubot Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hubot?
Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.
Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby with persistent storage provided by Redis. It uses a plugin system to connect to different chat services and to provide new behavior. The plugin system uses the familiar tools of the Ruby ecosystem: RubyGems and Bundler.
HubCommander provides a chat-ops means for managing GitHub organizations. It creates a simple way to perform privileged GitHub organization management tasks without granting administrative or owner privileges to your GitHub organization members.
Pagerbot is a bot that makes managing PagerDuty on-call schedules easier. It currently supports IRC and slack, and can be easily deployed to heroku.
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Hubot's Stats

Hubot's Followers
138 developers follow Hubot to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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