Hubot Raelbot

raelbot is a chat bot built on the Hubot framework.

Running raelbot Locally

You can test your hubot by running the following, however some plugins will not behave as expected unless the environment variables they rely upon have been set.

You can start raelbot locally by running:

% bin/hubot

You’ll see some start up output and a prompt:

[Sat Feb 28 2015 12:38:27 GMT+0000 (GMT)] INFO Using default redis on localhost:6379
raelbot>

Then you can interact with raelbot by typing raelbot help.

raelbot> raelbot help
raelbot help - Displays all of the help commands that raelbot knows about.
...

Persistence

If you are going to use the hubot-redis-brain package (strongly suggested), you will need to add the Redis to Go addon on Heroku which requires a verified account or you can create an account at Redis to Go and manually set the REDISTOGO_URL variable.

% heroku config:add REDISTOGO_URL="..."

If you don’t need any persistence feel free to remove the hubot-redis-brain from external-scripts.json and you don’t need to worry about redis at all.

Adapters

Adapters are the interface to the service you want your hubot to run on, such as Campfire or IRC. There are a number of third party adapters that the community have contributed. Check Hubot Adapters for the available ones.

If you would like to run a non-Campfire or shell adapter you will need to add the adapter package as a dependency to the package.json file in the dependencies section.

Once you’ve added the dependency with npm install --save to install it you can then run hubot with the adapter.

% bin/hubot -a <adapter>

Where <adapter> is the name of your adapter without the hubot- prefix.

Deploying to UNIX or Windows

If you would like to deploy to either a UNIX operating system or Windows. Please check out the deploying hubot onto UNIX and deploying hubot onto Windows wiki pages.

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Rael Garcia Arnes
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Systems engineer, SRE @ capside | Contributor @ kubernetes | Organizer @ Cloud Native Barcelona