Christoph Rumpel, the lead developer on the BotMan PHP chatbot project, has a new post to his site sharing an "ultimate debugging guide" for those having issues with their use of the package.
Starting with BotMan to create chatbots is easy, but dealing with bugs is not. Since there are many external services like Facebook, Telegram or Slack involved, lots of things can and will go wrong. I have run into so many of these bugs and don't want you to struggle with them as I did. So here is my ultimate debugging guide.
The post is broken down into a few different sections, likely related to the questions most asked by users of the BotMan tool:
- My Chatbot Does Not Respond, What Is Wrong?
- Facebook Webhook Setup
- Code Update/Changes Are Not Shown
- The Loop Problem
- Laravel Dump Server
Each item in the list comes with a description of the issue, possible steps to resolve it and some links to other tools/resources that can help.