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.
A simple serverless function I wrote for Aquarius got popular, so I made it into a service
The most popular part of my bot, Aquarius, is the function that forwards Sentry errors to Discord.