The Microsoft Bot Framework communities on Github, StackOverflow, our MVPs, and others have been fantastic partners as we’ve matured from a hackathon project to the generally available (GA) Azure Bot Service.
It was feedback from these communities that led us to our latest Bot Framework tools and SDKs release; built from the ground up to integrate with a developer’s workflow and to be modular and extensible so that developers could extend the ecosystem in exciting new ways.
Community members and MVP’s Gary Pretty, Michael Szul, James Mann, Steven Bisser, and Arafat Tehsin have started a new community focused on creating tools and extensions for the BotBuilder V4 SDKs and the Bot Framework ecosystem. Don’t forget to check out integrating Text Analytics as sentiment detection middleware and Fuzzy Matching Recognizer they have built.
There is plenty of opportunity for contributions from everyone in the community, and we know they’re looking for stars like you, so please join them.
Finally, we want to say THANK YOU to all of you for your efforts! It’s great to see the developer community creating new ways to extend and improve Bot developer’s productivity. We can’t wait to see what you all create together.
The Bot Framework Team