Key FeaturesDevelop various real-world intelligent bots from scratch using Microsoft Bot FrameworkIntegrate your bots with most popular conversation platforms such as Skype, Slack, and Facebook MessengerFlaunt your bot building skills in your organization by thoroughly understanding and implementing the bot development concepts such as messages (rich text and pictures), dialogs, and third-party authentication and callingBook DescriptionAs we are now moving into fifth wave of Corporate IT Architecture from Web/Mobile/Cloud to Bots/IoT/AI, it has become important to design and develop the next generation applications on emerging technology platforms. With Bots, users can use the language as a UI and interact with the applications from any platform, and this book helps you achieve that.This book starts with setting up the Microsoft Bot Framework development environment and emulator, and quickly moves on to building the first bot using Connector and Builder SDK. You will explore how to register, connect, test, and publish your bot to the Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger platforms.Throughout this book, you will build different types of bots from simple to complex as you progress, such as a weather bot, a natural speech and intent processing bot, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) bot for a bank, a facial expression recognition bot, and more from scratch.These bots were designed and developed to teach you concepts such as text detection, implementing LUIS dialogs, Cortana Intelligence Services, third-party authentication, Rich Text format, Bot State Service, and MicroServices so you can practice working with the standard development tools such as Visual Studio, Bot Emulator, and Azure.What you will learnSet up a development environment and install all the required software to get started programming a botPublish a bot to Slack, Skype, and the Facebook Messenger platformDevelop a fully functional weather bot that communicates the current weather in a given cityHelp your bot identify the intents of a text with the help of LUIS, in order to make decisionsIntegrate an API into your bot developmentBuild an IVR solutionExplore the concept of MicroServices and see how MicroServices can be used in bot developmentDevelop an IoT project, deploy it, and connect it to a botAbout the AuthorKishore Gaddam is a forward-thinking technology leader with 17+ years of international experience in building technology organizations, strategic planning, rolling out multiple platforms/products, IT Program and Project Management, Strategy and Transformation (business, people, process, technology) and growing business units across IoT, Smart Cities, Robotics, Mobile, Cloud, Healthcare, Industrial Automation, Financial Systems, Retail, Procurement (EPC), Manufacturing and Automotive domains.Kishore graduated in Technology Entrepreneurship from Stanford University, CA, and is a speaker at various national level conferences in the USA. Kishore is the author of the popular Microsoft Technologies blog at http://www.kishore1021.wordpress.com.
Author: Kishore Gaddam