Sometimes, development teams just need a bit of communication between themselves. Interfaces like Slack, ultimately, are great for setting up important meetings, calls and everything in between. The usage of Slack, in combination with code-related communities normally used within the front end development world such as Github, could be extremely beneficial if properly set up. Let’s discuss how to properly set up Slack to run all the important features which are normally used on Github within the front end development world. 

Sharing Worktables 

The best feature for what concerns Github within the front end development would definitely be the possibility of sharing a coding worktable with your colleagues. If, for example, the team is working on building an app in React (which is a Javascript library), sharing the same worktable would be extremely beneficial if everyone is focusing on specific features within the app. The only downside of such IDE (Internal Development Environment) is the fact that, unless done with “//inline comments”, it’s not possible to add detailed comments on a specific part of the code, reason why, if properly set up, Slack could be helpful. By connecting Slack to your development team’s workflow, it will be possible, in fact, to add comments which will help the communications within the team. 

Why Slack 

If there’s a thing which separates Slack from all the other virtual workspaces is the highly customizable interface, which is made to work with your desired IDE (for developers) or a specific CRM. Salesforce is well optimized to be linked to Slack, where two different departments could easily communicate with each other, especially in big enterprises. In general, the simple, yet highly customizable interface which has always been highly valued by Slack’s users is the perfect connection point for companies who are using other virtual communication environments. 

Rules To Not Get Lost 

Especially within the front-end development world, Slack could be extremely positive in terms of communication: not only because of the above-mentioned IDE shared worktable, but also because of the fact that Slack, together with permission scopes and a variety of tools which could help in defining the hierarchy of the development workflow, perfectly defines everyone’s tasks. In a development environment such as the front end one, a net separation for what concerns tasks and duties is the foundation of a perfectly working team and, if done with a simple and clear interface, this could help massively. 

To Conclude 

Slack, when combined with Github and other environments, could be a winning card. This applies to small companies and big enterprises, given the fact that proper “legislation” and tasks organization is crucial, especially when things are getting technical and code-related.