Slack API with Python (Complete Guide)

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Welcome to this complete guide on using the Slack API with Python.

In this guide, you will learn how to get your credentials, send your first message and learn by example by sending Robots.txt changes alerts to Slack.

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What is an API?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a way of communication between various software components.

Get the Slack API Credentials (Webhooks)

To post to Slack API with Python you will need to create a Slack API app and get the Webhook URL. In this step-by-step guide, we will see how to get the webhook necessary to use the Slack API. Create your slack app

Send Message With Slack API and Python

It is time to send your first message using the Slack API and Python. Sending a message is very simple, even for Python beginners. Send a simple slack message with Python

Alert Robots.txt Changes to Slack using Python

In this post, we will implement and smoke test to check whether the robots.txt file changed. When the robots.txt file is changed, it will back up the previous version and send an alert to the Slack API. Automate Robots.txt checking

This is it. You now know how to use the Slack API to send an automated message using Python.