Make the best of Axolo
Here is a list of recommandations to make the best of Axolo. We recommend you to share this with your team so that everyone is on the same page.
Here is a summary of them all:
|Set up your notifications||To focus while working|
|Slack sections||To find your PR Channels easily|
|Axolo timeslots||To only get notified when you want to|
|Auto-leave when a reviewer approves||Clear out your channel inbox with this option|
|Set up team channels||Have a high-level view of your team|
|Configure Slack to show media files||See those screenshots directly in your channels|
set up Slack notifications for
Direct messages, mentions & keywordsor
Nothing. Being notified for every message disturbs your work.
As Slack does not provide any way to handle sections in its API, Axolo can't manage your channels in sections, but we have a solution!
We recommend to clean the default
Channels section from any non-Axolo channels. That way, all your Axolo channels will automatically be created in this default section and won't be mixed up with the rest of your environment.
Axolo's timeslots are meant to preserve developer's focus. By creating timeslots from the Axolo home in Slack, each time someone request a review from you, you will only be invited right away if the time is within one of your timeslot, or at the beginning or the next timeframe.
If your admin enables the auto-leave feature, you will automatically leave a pull request channel 20 seconds after approving it (only available on GitHub for now).
If your engineering team is divided in squads and you're interested in using the Axolo general channel feature, we recommend to enable team-specific channels for each of your squad. That way, new PR/MR will create a notification only in their corresponding squads without notifying people that should not.
By default, Slack does not show file larger than 2MB. You can change this setting in your parameters.
Do you think we're missing something that you implemented in your team? Please tell us in the chat!