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Bot Framework Group Focus – February 2020

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Among the finest issues about engaged on the Bot Framework right here at Microsoft is the outstanding neighborhood that surrounds the SDKs, instruments and platforms. Whether or not it’s contributing to the core Microsoft repositories, working as a part of the Bot Framework Group GitHub challenge, constructing different open supply extensions, or serving to to teach different builders by way of on-line and in-person content material – we see unimaginable worth being added in every single place.

This put up is the primary in a sequence of normal neighborhood centered articles, permitting us the chance to advertise the nice work that’s occurring on the market in the neighborhood. This can embody highlighting current important open supply contributions, upcoming neighborhood delivered convention and meetup periods and calls to motion of the place you may get concerned.

Go SDK for Bot Framework

An thrilling profit of getting the Bot Framework SDKs developed within the open is that even when an SDK doesn’t exist to your language of selection, you possibly can construct it your self, utilizing the prevailing SDKs as a information. So, for these of you who’ve been eager for a Go flavour of the Bot Framework SDK, wait not as a result of that’s precisely what the parents over at InfraCloud have been engaged on. You could find the challenge at https://github.com/infracloudio/msbotbuilder-go and get began with one of many obtainable samples in only a few minutes.

We can not wait to see the place this challenge goes subsequent (pun very a lot meant).

Would you want an adaptive card immediate?

Utilizing Adaptive Playing cards as inputs for bot customers is a quite common use case, however dealing with the required logic surrounding this may be troublesome – together with validation, retries and parsing the incoming response coming from the cardboard. Fortunately, Michael Richardson (https://github.com/mdrichardson) from the Bot Framework Assist group, has not too long ago contributed a brand new Adaptive Card Immediate to the Bot Framework Group challenge on GitHub. The brand new immediate permits for accepting enter and validation from playing cards, together with the power to make sure that the response is coming from the right card (and never a earlier card posted to the dialog).

You could find the brand new immediate obtainable for each .NET and JavaScript / TypeScript, together with directions on the best way to set up and use the brand new packages, on the hyperlinks beneath.

.NET – https://github.com/BotBuilderCommunity/botbuilder-community-dotnet/tree/develop/libraries/Bot.Builder.Group.Dialogs.Prompts

JS / TS – https://github.com/BotBuilderCommunity/botbuilder-community-js/blob/grasp/libraries/botbuilder-dialog-prompts

Alexa Adapter for JS / TypeScript

For a while now, the Alexa Adapter has been a well-liked element of the .NET Bot Framework Group. The adapter permits builders so as to add a brand new endpoint to their bots and have that endpoint act as fulfilment for Alexa Abilities. Now, because of superior efforts from Mick Vleeshouwer (https://github.com/iMicknl) and Jacob Mayer (https://github.com/trashcanmonster8), a preview of a JavaScript / TypeScript implementation of the adapter is now obtainable to put in from NPM.

Present options supported by the JS adapter embody show template assist for units with a display screen, audio / video directive assist and the power to ship Alexa Playing cards as a part of your bot response. Now is a good time to select up the preview and take a look at it out – plus the readme calls out these options that aren’t at the moment supported, so why not bounce in and contribute your self! You could find particulars in regards to the present preview at https://github.com/BotBuilderCommunity/botbuilder-community-js/tree/develop/libraries/botbuilder-adapter-alexa.

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