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Szymon RozgaPractical Bot Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3540-9_8

8. Extending Channel Functionality

Szymon Rozga1 
Port Washington, New York, USA

We have spent a substantial amount of time so far discussing NLU systems, conversational experiences, and how we can develop bots in a generic manner using a common format via the Bot Builder SDK. The Bot Builder SDK lets us get up and running quickly. This is part of why it is such a powerful abstraction. But frankly, a lot of the innovation in the space is coming from the various messaging platforms. For example, Slack is leading the pack in terms of collaboration software. Slack’s ability to edit messages, allowing for interactive workflows, is very powerful.

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