The servers of Telegram, a popular instant messenger, were under a DDoS attack recently. While they were working on the problem, they’ve tweeted a couple of explanations of what’s going on. CNET brings those tweets to our attention, as they explain rather complex things in a very short and simple way.
Botman is a framework agnostic library for building your own chat bots in PHP. With the same chat bot logic you can connect to a variety of chat services like HipChat, Slack, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts and a variety of others (just search for “botman/driver” on Packagist). You can also build your own drivers for the services which are currently not supported (can’t think of one top of my head), or simply integrate it with your website.
I came across this library via this article.