Botkit vs Microsoft Bot Framework

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Botkit vs Microsoft Bot Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe Botkit as "Building Blocks for Building Slack Bots". Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms. On the other hand, Microsoft Bot Framework is detailed as "Connect intelligent bots that interact via text/sms, Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services". The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.

Botkit and Microsoft Bot Framework belong to "Chatbot Platforms & Tools" category of the tech stack.

Botkit and Microsoft Bot Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Botkit with 9.25K GitHub stars and 2.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Microsoft Bot Framework with 5.69K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Bot Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Botkit, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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    What is Botkit?

    Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.

    What is Microsoft Bot Framework?

    The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.
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    What are some alternatives to Botkit and Microsoft Bot Framework?
    Hubot
    Hubot is a chat bot, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with old community scripts, or new community org and your own custom scripts, and can work on many different chat services.
    Botpress
    Botpress is an open-source bot creation tool written in TypeScript. It is powered by a rich set of open-source modules built by the community. We like to say that Botpress is like the WordPress of bots; anyone can create and reuse other peo
    Dialogflow
    Give users new ways to interact with your product by building engaging voice and text-based conversational apps.
    Telegram Bot API
    Bots are third-party applications that run inside Telegram. Users can interact with bots by sending them messages, commands and inline requests. You control your bots using HTTPS requests to our bot API.
    Messenger Platform
    With bots and live-messaging tools, you can create a custom experience for your unique audience.
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