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Hubot vs Nestor: What are the differences?

What is Hubot? A customizable life embetterment robot. 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.

What is Nestor? Hosted Hubot for Slack. Supercharge your team with Bot Powers in Seconds.

Hubot and Nestor can be primarily classified as "ChatOps" tools.

Some of the features offered by Hubot are:

  • 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

On the other hand, Nestor provides the following key features:

  • Heroku: Manage your Heroku apps with Nestor.
  • Trello: Manage your Trello cards, boards and lists with Nestor.
  • Github: Look at issues, merge branches and get Github stats with Nestor.

Hubot is an open source tool with 15.1K GitHub stars and 3.51K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hubot's open source repository on GitHub.

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    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.

    What is Nestor?

    Supercharge your team with Bot Powers in Seconds

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