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Less pain, more gain: Faster and better code testing with Mattermost

Does your team love tests? Unit tests, functional tests, systems tests, acceptance tests. They can seem like a lot of extra work, but they’re crucial to creating valuable, stable products.  It’s never fun, though, when a test run breaks right before release and the scramble starts to fix the code and get release back on …

Live chat (or chatbots) using Mattermost

We love Mattermost and have been using it for seamless team communication. It simplifies document-sharing and team work to boost productivity. Recently, we asked ourselves a few questions: What if we could extend the capabilities of our favorite collaboration tool to cater to our clients? Better yet, what if anyone from the customer support or …

Instrumenting Go code via AST

We’ve been working on integrating call tracing in the server to provide exact measurements of all API and DB calls. We’ve picked OpenTracing—a lovely open source project that allows you to set up trace reporting and enables you to support Distributed tracing. Instrumenting your API handler in Go is very straightforward; set up a connection to a …

Find, install, and manage plugins with Mattermost’s new Plugin Marketplace

For many organizations, Mattermost is valuable not just as a standalone messaging system for chatting with team members, but as a central system where conversations, tools, files, and workflows come together to help teams get work done.  One of the most powerful ways to connect Mattermost with other tools and build more efficient workflows is …

Mattermost security update 5.17.2 / 5.16.4 / 5.15.4 / 5.9.7 (ESR) released

We have released a recommended security update via Mattermost Team Edition 5.17.2, 5.16.4, 5.15.4, 5.9.7 (ESR) and Mattermost Enterprise Edition 5.17.2, 5.16.4, 5.15.4, 5.9.7 (ESR). This security update addresses high level vulnerabilities discovered during a security research review by Juho Nurminen. Follow the standard upgrade instructions to apply the updates. Per the Mattermost Responsible Disclosure …

Mattermost 5.18: ID-only option for push notifications (E20), one-click plugin updates, mark posts as unread, and more

Mattermost 5.18 ships with new features designed to improve security and help your team work more efficiently: ID-only option for push notifications (E20) – choose to fetch push notification message content from the server using an ID number, instead of sending notification text as a payload, to meet advanced compliance needs (at the expense of …

Five user management best practices to improve compliance

Enterprise compliance policies begin with data. How can you better protect sensitive data—such as proprietary or customer information—by limiting access to authorized individuals? Compliance officers and IT security teams alike need tools that give them oversight and governance over user access to the company systems that store such data.  Your messaging platform is no exception. …

Highlights from the spectacular Mattermost Hackathon

Following the record-breaking Hacktoberfest that saw more than 200 contributions to Mattermost in October, we held a virtual hackathon November 22–26. Over the five-day period, 45 members from our open source community, including contributors and staff, created amazing features and plugins for Mattermost.  We were all impressed by the Mattermost Hackathon presentations last week—wow! It’s …

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