Hello! My name is Ian Mitchell.
I'm a web developer from Seattle, Washington. I work at Discord as a Senior Software Engineer on the Bots and API team. In my free time I like to play video games, follow politics, and tinker with coding projects.
My last post talked about Discord slash commands and some of the benefits of the new HTTP API, but I didn't spend much time talking about hosting. Using HTTP instead of the Gateway for your bot unlocks some cool new options, like hosting it as a serverless function through a provider like Vercel!
Slapping people with trout was a popular way of sending a notification to users back in the IRC days. Let's bring it back! Ah, nostalgia.
My dad got me reading The Murderbot Diaries recently. I'm loving it so far, and highly recommend it if you enjoy Sci-Fi! They're pretty quick reads.
The tools I'm using for several of my side projects
A simple serverless function I wrote for Aquarius got popular, so I made it into a service
Creating Devcontainers for your projects is easy and comes with a lot of benefits!