Earlier this year, we got a new lab server from Supermicro to experiment with. This is a great asset to speed up our work and to set up and learn new environments. We do a lot of experimentation with docker environments and this server is perfect for that.
Adaptive Cards are platform-agnostic snippets of UI, authored in JSON, that apps and services can openly exchange. They adapt their UI to the platform's standard UI so adaptive cards in MS Teams will look different than in Slack, but they'll all have the same features.
Bot channel registration, in Azure Portal, is where you register your bot and connect your bot to desired channels. Channels are really just your chat platforms like MS Teams, Slack or Skype.
Bot Framework is a collection of SDK's for bot development in various languages mentioned in the previous article. It provides tools to build, test, deploy and manage bots. The SDK acronym stands for „Software Development Kid“ and it is exactly that, a kit that supplies you with libraries, documentation, guides and code samples. Bot framework SDK is basicly all you need to start building your bot.
ChatBots are applications that are built in one of several available programming languages and are hosted on a remote server. You can interact with them through your chatting platform such as Slack, MS Teams, Mattermost, etc.