What are the best resources for building your own bot?

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    Udemy

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    Kenneth Brown
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "I needed to go deeper with java and my friend Jason suggested I try one of these udemy courses. I went with the complete java masterclass. Best decision I could ever make. It not only refreshed my knowledge but taught me some new things I didn't know. Very useful!"
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      Chatbots Magazine
      Chatbots Magazine is the place number one to learn about chatbots. Edited by Matt Schlicht, articles written by 400+ botmakers and counting.
      Websites

      Free

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      Ronald Cruz
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "Chatbots Magazine specializes in all things related to chatbots. It claims to be the number one place to learn about them. It has over 400 botmakers submitting articles. I..."
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      Ronald Cruz
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "Chatbots Magazine specializes in all things related to chatbots. It claims to be the number one place to learn about them. It has over 400 botmakers submitting articles. I would say it does a fine job of addressing the problem."
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      Henry Hernandez
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "This website was a great resource for me when I was learning to make some small changes to my business's chat bot - it made it seem more lifelike!"
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      Randy Flores
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "This is a magazine about creating bots, but I dont see a step by step guide. You would probably be better off finding the solution on google."
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      Bot Builder SDK
      The Bot Builder SDKs provide libraries, samples, and tools to help you build and debug bots. To get started building bots, download the SDK for the platform you are using, either C# on .NET or Node.js.
      Other

      Free

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      Jack Patel
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "This Bot Builder SDK is an amazing resource for anyone looking to get started building your own bot. It not only provided initial reading material to be prepared, but the..."
      JP
      Jack Patel
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "This Bot Builder SDK is an amazing resource for anyone looking to get started building your own bot. It not only provided initial reading material to be prepared, but the examples and samples really helped me see what some of the options would be. I recommend this for anyone as their first step when looking for how to start bot building."
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      Barbara Davidson
      Written on July 17, 2017
      "This really helped me with automated email responses. The debugger built into the emulator is a lifesaver!"
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      Api.ai SDK Slack
      API.AI's Slack Integration makes it easy to create your own Slack apps and bots and train them to understand natural language.
      Other

      Free

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      Mildred Newman
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "This seems to be very "high tech". Coming from me where isn't the "most techy", things on the app were somewhat hard to understand. Seemed like an overload of information. It..."
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      Mildred Newman
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "This seems to be very "high tech". Coming from me where isn't the "most techy", things on the app were somewhat hard to understand. Seemed like an overload of information. It was really rough to follow the flow of say setting up the bot and such and could definitely see the average users maybe looking for something a little simpler."
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      Joe Holmes
      Written on October 7, 2017
      "very easy to create your own bots with this integration. Great for beginners and experienced alike. The best part is teaching them to understand natural language."
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      Anna Howell
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "I was able to effectively use AP.AI to build a bot. I was able to train it to understand natural language."
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      Glitch
      Glitch is a friendly community where you'll build the app of your dreams. If you get stuck, just raise your hand.
      Websites

      Free

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      Vivaan Dutta
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "To quote the site, "Glitch is the friendly community where you'll build the app of your dreams." This is an interesting site, so take a look and enjoy!"
      VD
      Vivaan Dutta
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "To quote the site, "Glitch is the friendly community where you'll build the app of your dreams." This is an interesting site, so take a look and enjoy!"
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      Nicolás Alonso
      Written on June 10, 2018
      "Glitch is a friendly community where you'll build the app of your dreams. If you get stuck, just raise your hand. a very helpful community"
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      Bots: An introduction for developers
      In this article, you can read all about bots, how bots work and how to make your own bot focused in Telegram bots. If you're a new developer in this area, the post is especially interesting for you.
      Websites

      Free

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      Alexander Pierce
      Written on June 19, 2017
      "Bots are hot. I'm not in the know, but this article (focused on a subset ... bots in telegram) gave me a good idea of what's possible. There's probably a bot that teaches you..."
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      Alexander Pierce
      Written on June 19, 2017
      "Bots are hot. I'm not in the know, but this article (focused on a subset ... bots in telegram) gave me a good idea of what's possible. There's probably a bot that teaches you about bots! Looks very powerful, and I'm intrigued."
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      Christine Nguyen
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Great resource for building you own bot, as long as you realize it is for Telegram. It can basically do what you want, be customized and work with different services, so it's a very good beginning resource for developers."
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      Ridhi Tata
      Written on July 15, 2017
      "Bots are super helpful! Such a useful and cute solution!"
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      Rebot.me
      Rebot.me is a great new service out there for you to use. It basically allows you to create your own personal chatbot, which you can then implement on your own website for certain purposes.
      Websites

      Free

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      Steven Nguyen
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "It says " people have a wrong notion that creating and managing a chatbot is a difficult and involves complex programming." Well one would of course think that and I believe..."
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      Steven Nguyen
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "It says " people have a wrong notion that creating and managing a chatbot is a difficult and involves complex programming." Well one would of course think that and I believe that a good one still requires that to be honest. I tried it out and really you are just making a digital answering amchine with some personality and smalltalk. Strictly for fun"
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      Zachary Green
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "After trying out this site I can say that if your looking for a chat bot for your website. Then this is the perfect place to go. The site has various pre built bots, or you can go ahead and make your own bot. If you want a chat bot this should be your first place to visit."
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      Botsify
      Botsify is a platform for people and businesses to make their own artificially intelligent chatbots for smooth customer response experience, with no coding involved.
      Websites

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Roger Schneider
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "I've been in charge of managing the social media front of my business, but I have very limited resources to really respond to any comments made there. Often times the..."
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      Roger Schneider
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "I've been in charge of managing the social media front of my business, but I have very limited resources to really respond to any comments made there. Often times the information asked for in these comments is obvious information, but hard to disseminate. I've seen some very effective chat bots and robo callers that can disseminate this information, but I never had the technical know how to implement these myself. I was surprised to come across Botsify. It's a service that easily grants access to laymen to a programmable bot that fulfills this need. The bot isn't perfect, its obviously no living and breathing human, but its usually extremely helpful and it's far better than not having any interact-able aide. After it was set. I asked it about some information about my company, and it answered most of the questions exactly right!"
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      Arthur Andrews
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "So I was trying to learn to how to script a bot for my company to get faster customer service and I couldn't find the solution. I went online and found a platform called Botsify and ever since then I have my own AI chatbot for smooth customer service experience."
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      Chatfuel
      Chatfuel is a chat bot platform for creating chatbots on Facebook Messenger to engage with your audience on messengers without coding.

      Websites

      $13 - Varies by plan

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      Keith Lee
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "Chatfuel makes it so easy to build your own chat bot. There is no programming needed so even I could handle this task. They keep it simple but, if you need it, they have..."
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      Keith Lee
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "Chatfuel makes it so easy to build your own chat bot. There is no programming needed so even I could handle this task. They keep it simple but, if you need it, they have people standing by to help with any issue you could come across. Don't know how I ever got along without this."
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      María Elena Gil
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "Chatfuel is really a good alternative if you need to build a chatbot, I am not a developper and in a couple of minutes I was able to launch my bot on Messenger. Every months the chatfuel team listen the community and upgrade the solution with further features."
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      Hemant Kadam
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "If you want to build a bot just for Facebook and nothing else, then this is your site. You do not even know how to code and you can make a bot in no time!"
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      Smooch
      Smooch is a richest messaging platform for developers, apps, and businesses. This platform provides you with everything you need out-of-the-box to deliver the best messaging experiences.
      Websites

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Joshua Hill
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to build my own bot for web purposes and came across Smooch. Smooch is very easy to use and very aesthetically pleasing, which helps, and let me build..."
      JH
      Joshua Hill
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to build my own bot for web purposes and came across Smooch. Smooch is very easy to use and very aesthetically pleasing, which helps, and let me build exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend this platform!"
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      Shirley Jordan
      Written on June 2, 2017
      "Smooch is a great resource for building your own bot. It is a messaging platform for developers and apps and it provides with everything you need to deliver the best to others."
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      Ashley Peterson
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "Not the type of bot I wanted to create. I didn't dig too dip into it, because I need a bot for school not for customer service."
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      Beep Boop
      Beep Boop is a ridiculously simple developer platform for Slack integrations. Hosting, analytics, deployments, and development tools.
      Websites

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Larry Mendoza
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "With Beep Boop setting up a bot for slack is as easy as could be. I can even program it in any language I want. You will need to have some coding knowledge but the rest of..."
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      Larry Mendoza
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "With Beep Boop setting up a bot for slack is as easy as could be. I can even program it in any language I want. You will need to have some coding knowledge but the rest of the integration is made simple with Beep Boop. Give it a try today!"
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      Doris Vargas
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "Very interesting. Definitely, helps with the bot making from start to finish. There are a lot of different pricing points that made this very affordable."
      JP
      Joseph Pearson
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Very good idea for helping with development i like this idea very much has potential ."

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    Summary

    Best resources for building your own bot
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Chatbots Magazine Websites 18 Free
    2 Bot Builder SDK Other 14 Free
    3 Api.ai SDK Slack Other 13 Free
    4 Glitch Websites 11 Free
    5 Bots: An introduction for developers Websites 10 Free
    6 Rebot.me Websites 7 Free
    7 Botsify Websites 6 Free
    8 Chatfuel Websites 4 Paid
    9 Smooch Websites 2 Free
    10 Beep Boop Websites 1 Free
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