Learn about some of the most important concepts in bot programming, including the Connector, which connects bots to users, and messages, which facilitate communications between bots and users.
- [Instructor] Even if the logic or processes…in your bot are simple, communication between…different clients or channels is often quite complicated.…For example, the way that you would communicate…with a Skype or Facebook user would be a bot.…It's actually quite different than the way you communicate…through a web client or an email based bot.…This is where the connector service comes in.…The connector service, for all intents and purposes,…is really just a wrapper around REST API services,…and they're passing back and forth…JSON schema based messages. But the connector handles…the complexity of communication with these diverse clients.…
And of course as the bot framework channel support…is extended, the connector will continue to handle this.…And this really involves all areas of communication,…so managing state and authorization for your bot,…elements of conversations, these are all handled…by the connector service. And so a developer…just really needs to access and interact…with a connector service in order to make…
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- Installation and setup