I have tried Microsoft Bot SDK from https://github.com/Microsoft/BotBuilder . It is wonderful. It is rather simple and comes with examples ( the echo one is the most simple to understand) . It has integrations with Slack, Skype, WebChat and others ( see https://dev.botframework.com/ )
In order to test it, the simplest way is to download Bot Framework Emulator from http://download.botframework.com/botconnector/tools/emulator/publish.htm
For my testing , I have made a bot that sends you exchange rates from BNR(National Bank of Romania) or BCE( Central European Bank)
The code was fairy simple . I have read the examples from https://github.com/Microsoft/BotBuilder and my own.
If you want to see in practice , you can try it at
- email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The techonlogy ourdays is amazing – and Facebook is developing the API for his own bot (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/messenger-platform/quickstart ) Will we be surrounded by bots?