BotFramework-WebChat VS Roslyn

Compare BotFramework-WebChat vs Roslyn and see what are their differences.


The Roslyn .NET compiler provides C# and Visual Basic languages with rich code analysis APIs. (by dotnet)
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BotFramework-WebChat Roslyn
1 105
1,320 16,467
0.8% 0.7%
8.9 10.0
5 days ago 3 days ago
JavaScript C#
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of BotFramework-WebChat. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Roslyn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-15.
  • Why is Microsoft's C# not taught in most universities and Java is instead?
    6 projects | | 15 Sep 2022
    No, talking about C#, the language and it's accompanying runtime and class libraries, is completely open source now. The compiler Roslyn, ( is open source and the language specification is now community driven (
  • Easier nullable reference types errors instead of warnings
    2 projects | | 24 Aug 2022
    I hate to be that guy, but this has been an option since before Core 3.1:, only a couple months after the release of C# 8.
  • Software Engineer Ranks Programming Languages - Quali le vostre?
    2 projects | | 17 Jul 2022
    C# e .NET sono entrambi open source e multi-piattaforma, girano su Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, WASM, etc. E il runtime supporta nativamente x86, x64, Arm, Arm64, e altri.
  • Is .NET open? MS pushing a proprietary extension to replace OmniSharp
    12 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    Ah come on! It's more complicated than that.

    Most of the heavy lifting in OmniSharp is done by Roslyn [0]. Roslyn is the open source C# compiler and code analysis library maintained by MS. You cannot overstate how much effort has gone into Roslyn, and how much money MS has invested to make it work. OmniSharp is essentially a wrapper[1] around Roslyn (before Roslyn it was Mono), and while the OmniSharp team did a nice job developing a nice intellisense UX around it all, it is not like MS is taking it all away from them. Incidentally, it is almost certain that new intellisense plugin by MS will also be built on top of Roslyn.


    4 projects | | 8 Jun 2022
  • In che linguaggio programmate principalmente?
    5 projects | | 7 Jun 2022
    ...Che è completamente open source (incluse tutte le feature proposal e spec ufficiale) e che gira su un runtime che è anche quello completamente open source e anche multipiattaforma (incluso Linux, MacOS, Wasm, etc.)? 🙃
  • Unpopular opinion maybe but C# is getting too bloated
    8 projects | | 6 Jun 2022
    If there are particular ones missing, you should feel free to open an issue on
    8 projects | | 6 Jun 2022
    One of the least obvious complexities is in error handling. C# tends to give "good" diagnostics and will even help push you in the right direction at times. Consider for example that C# 11 is getting user-defined checked operators and so now public static T operator checked +(T left, T right) is now valid. One might assume that public static T operator unchecked +(T left, T right) is also valid, but it isn't. The compiler could spew 15 different errors about all the things it expected (commas, parentheses, binary operators, etc). Or it could fail gracefully and say "Unexpected keyword 'unchecked'":
  • Why I won’t need constructors anymore in C# 11 - Nick Chapsas
    3 projects | | 31 May 2022
    The PR for it was merged last week:
  • Lisp, Smalltalk, and the Power of Symmetry
    2 projects | | 29 May 2022
    For me there was a huge divide between those who were supplying Smalltalk and worked that side of the fence, and the customers who were trying to solve problems. I saw that as why Smalltalk lost to simpler/arguably stupider tech like Java.

    I have sometimes pondered whether to try making a system that kind of rhymed with Smalltalk, but using Roslyn[0] instead. Although I envisage it as being a kind of playground where you code like Smalltalk, with the artifacts being produced as conventional class files and whatnot so the final build could be done with the normal command line tools.


What are some alternatives?

When comparing BotFramework-WebChat and Roslyn you can also consider the following projects:

Mono-basic - Visual Basic Compiler and Runtime

F# - Please file issues or pull requests here:

MSBuild - The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.

Bridge.NET - :spades: C# to JavaScript compiler. Write modern mobile and web apps in C#. Run anywhere with Bridge.NET.

Roslyn-linq-rewrite - Compiles C# code by first rewriting the syntax trees of LINQ expressions using plain procedural code, minimizing allocations and dynamic dispatch.

ClojureCLR - A port of Clojure to the CLR, part of the Clojure project

CSharpObfuscator - CSharp Obfuscator protects your .NET application code through obfuscation transforms, while maintaining debugging abilities for quality assurance testing.

VisualFSharp - The F# compiler, F# core library, F# language service, and F# tooling integration for Visual Studio

SharpLab - .NET language playground

FunScript - F# to JavaScript compiler with JQuery etc. mappings through a TypeScript type provider

LinqOptimizer - An automatic query optimizer-compiler for Sequential and Parallel LINQ.

Fable: F# |> BABEL - F# to JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Rust and Dart Compiler