Seven years ago, we launched the Slack Platform for the first time, inviting developers to bring their favorite tools into Slack, where they’re already working everyday. A lot has changed since then — we’re now in a serverless era, plus developers have more pressure than ever to build fast while also staying nimble in face of change.
One thing that’s remained the same is our developer community: the early adopters, tinkerers, and influencers of Slack who use our APIs to push the product forward and reimagine how work can get done. In order to champion more than one million developers who rely on Slack each day, our platform needed to evolve, empowering them with the best and latest technology.
That’s why we built our new Slack Platform powered by Deno, introducing a faster, flexible, and more secure way to build on top of Slack. Starting today, anyone can try it out in open beta:
In the early days of building our next generation platform, we knew that it was crucial to not only embrace where development is headed, but also focus on the first principles that reflect the values of our platform. Working with Deno was a natural choice since we’ve been able to address these needs head on: