Slack is Fumbling Developers

published 17.05.2020 18:43


Two features still make Slack a strong fit for realtime workplace communication: threaded messages, which Discord refuses to build, and Shared Channels, which I've gone on record as saying will add years' worth and billions of dollars of revenue.

Slack Losing Its Way Developers are your canary in the coalmine for user experience - because they create the damn things!

While literally every other company on Earth is throwing all sorts of free benefits to attract developers, Slack found developer communities growing like a weed on it, and flicked them away like so much dandruff.

The obvious proximate cause of course, is that I am professionally and personally highly attuned to developer communities, and Slack has actively pushed away developer communities.