A few weeks ago I got stuck with my bot. There was this weird bug where if I tried to save a second word to my database it only recorded the first one. I had no idea why. So honestly, I gave up for awhile and decided to get back into CS50. I powered through CS50, which is an amazing course btw, and for the final project I decided to work and finish my bot. Got back on beepboop and this is what I saw:
Yup beepboop was shutting down. I tried reading through the docs and figuring what needed to change so I could deploy on Heroku instead, but I couldn’t figure it out. After hours of messing around with environment variables and changing urls on slack, I gave up and decided to look into some other bot solutions. Eventually I decided on trying botkit.
It was pretty easy getting started. They have pretty good guides for that, but I started getting tripped up on the difference between things like
bot.reply. But after two long days of playing around with the bot and migrating my code, I actually got my bot working!
Until next time!