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Practical Bot Development

Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework

Authors: Rozga, Szymon

  • Learn to build and publish bots using the Microsoft Bot Builder Framework
  • Utilize your existing Node.js skills to build great bot experiences
  • Real hands on bot development for beginners
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About this book

Explore the concept of bots and discover the motivation behind working with these new apps with messaging platforms. This book is an accessible resource teaching the basic concepts behind bot design and implementation. Each chapter builds on previous topics and, where appropriate, real working code is shown that implements the concepts. By just picking up a code editor, you can start creating smart, engaging, and useful bot experiences today.
Practical Bot Development will teach you how to create your own bots on platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack, incorporate extension APIs, and apply AI and ML algorithms in the cloud. By the end of this book, you'll be equipped with the information to reach thousands of new users with the bots you create!
The book is a great resource for those looking to harness the benefits of building their own bots and leveraging the platform feasibility of them.
What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the general architecture of a bot
  • Distinguish between a great bot experience versus a bad bot experience.
  • Explore the ideas behind natural language processing and apply them to bot development
  • Implement real Messenger, Slack, and custom channel bots using Node.js and the Microsoft Bot Builder framework
  • Deploy bots to Facebook Messenger and Slack 
Who This Book Is For

Engineers, hobbyists, and  the design oriented community looking looking for an introduction to the technologies and concepts involved in building bots. The experience level could be from beginner to expert, although some familiarity with Node.js and APIs will be assumed. 

About the authors

Szymon has worked in the software development space for over 14 years taking a shot at everything from Rails to C to Java to Python to .Net. He found a passion working on Windows Desktop trading applications on Wall Street with a focus on the front end user experience. The interest in attention to user interface details would take him on a tour of the different UI technologies on the Windows, Web and iOS/Android platforms. He enjoys leading deep discovery sessions and scoping solutions for his clients. Szymon has managed teams of engineers on a variety of projects and can be commonly found leading engagements, mentoring junior engineers (another passion of his) and collaborating on building team engineering capacity in emerging technologies. Starting in 2016, Szymon has spent all his time dedicated to building bots for clients whether the bot runs on a mobile app, the web or a messaging platform. He has built a practice around the technology and is involved in a handful of bot projects at any time. He has a passion for paying attention to conversational experience details and is a big proponent of getting your bot to do a few tasks really well. He has a deep interest in all things Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. In his spare time he enjoys walking in nature, relaxing on the beach, playing guitar and spending time with his wife Kimberly, his son Theodore and his dog Chelsea. He’s an avid reader, especially of things completely unrelated to software development.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3540-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3539-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Bot Development
Book Subtitle
Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Szymon Rozga
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3540-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3540-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3539-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 654
Number of Illustrations and Tables
302 b/w illustrations
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