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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 15 years of hands on experience in the software development industry. He found a passion working on front end applications on Wall Street. The interest in attention to user interface details would take him on a tour of the different user interface technologies on the Windows, Web and iOS/Android platforms. He has managed teams of engineers on a variety of projects and since 2016, he has dedicated his time to building chat bots for clients across text and voice channels. He has built a practice around the technologies at Blue Metal, An Insight Company, and is involved in a handful of chat bot projects at any time. As Chief Architect of Emerging Technologies, he keeps cognitively flexible by reading and watching presentations about new technologies, educating clients, leading discovery sessions, scoping and guiding engagements, mentoring engineers and helping clients apply technologies such as Chat Bots, Blockchain and Augmented Reality to business problems.
In his spare time, he enjoys taking walks, reading fiction, going to the beach, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife Kim, his son Teddy, and his Golden Retriever, Chelsea.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3540-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • 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
302 b/w illustrations
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