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The DF Studio team recently migrated off our our old Trac system to JetBrains’ YouTrack. Overall, we have been loving almost everything about it. (We also IntelliJ IDEA, UpSource and Kotlin). One thing we found lacking was YouTrack’s ability to integrate nicely with Slack. It was technically doable using the Custom Workflows feature, but editing the workflows was a bit… cumbersome, requiring a special editor and DSL. (That’s Domain Specific Language, not Digital Subscriber Line!)

Hello JavaScript Workflows

Fortunately, JetBrains was already on top of it, working on a new way to create and edit workflows directly in the browser using the current lingua franca of the Web, JavaScript…