Botkit vs Microsoft Bot Framework: What are the differences?
Developers describe Botkit as "Building Blocks for Building Slack Bots". Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms. On the other hand, Microsoft Bot Framework is detailed as "Connect intelligent bots that interact via text/sms, Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services". The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.
Botkit and Microsoft Bot Framework belong to "Chatbot Platforms & Tools" category of the tech stack.
Botkit and Microsoft Bot Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Botkit with 9.25K GitHub stars and 2.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Microsoft Bot Framework with 5.69K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Bot Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Botkit, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.