GitHub: Tell Me When It Closes Extension
Tell Me When It Closes is an amazing service by thoughtbot. Often I’ll find an issue or pull request on GitHub for a tool I use and I just want to know when it closes what the result was. I don’t care for the back-and-forth conversations between people when if I were to subscribe, so Tell Me When It Closes is the perfect service for me.
My old workflow for subscribing to an issue on Tell Me When It Closes was:
To many manual steps for me.
I looked into making a browser extension, originally for Google Chrome. Upon further investigation, I found that I could target more browsers without much extra effort. I decided to use EmailThis/extension-boilerplate so that I could build an extension for Chrome, Opera & Firefox.
The end result is a button which appears in the notifications section of an issue or pull request page. When you click the button, it’ll open the tellmewhenitcloses.com with the appropriate URL pre-filled.
Now my workflow for subscribing to an issue on Tell Me When It Closes is: