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Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework by Szymon Rozga

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© Szymon Rozga 2018
Szymon RozgaPractical Bot Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3540-9_5

5. Introducing the Microsoft Bot Framework

Szymon Rozga1 
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Port Washington, New York, USA
 

Microsoft’s Bot Builder SDK comes in two flavors: C# and Node.js. As mentioned in Chapter 1, for the purposes of this book, we are going with the Node.js version. Node.js is a cross-platform JavaScript runtime; the fact that it is cross platform and based on a low barrier of entry language such as JavaScript means we can more easily show how easy it is to build bots using the technology. We stay within the confines of EcmaScript6; however, Bot Framework bots can be built using just about any flavor of JavaScript. The Bot Builder framework itself is written ...

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