Building an IRC Bot with Cinch

Conclusions

Just 150 lines of code are enough to turn a chatroom into a helpful tool for development and documentation, and you will find many other ways to facilitate work using IRC bots. Whether tracking connectivity, managing memos, or checking in for home office workers, IRC bots can save you time and valuable attention. Moreover, because libraries exist for a variety of popular languages, developers do not have to learn new skills to program a bot.

The Author

Dominik Honnef has been active on IRC for 10 years. Three years ago, he developed Cinch and has since helped developers design their own plugins.

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