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Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots by Joe Mayo

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CHAPTER 1. Exploring Bot Framework Architecture

When you pick up a new technology, it’s reasonable to look for what the benefit is. How does this toolset or framework help get the job done? Is it more productive than writing the same code from scratch? Why not create an app, website, or desktop program with existing (or familiar) technology? The goal of this chapter is to help answer some of these questions.

Beyond talking about the Bot Framework, this chapter starts with a discussion of what a chatbot is and why you might need to build one. This book takes you further into understanding and validating what you know. The Bot Framework has several major components, and this chapter shows you what they are, how they relate to each other, and their ...

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