Building Bots with Node.js

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Learn
  • Create a bot template that responds to e-mails based on certain ruling criteria
  • Interact with SMS and perform some basic Natural Language Processing using the Twilio API for Node.js
  • Work with the Skype Web SDK and Node.js to create a bot that works with SQL Server and Skype
  • Build an automated Flight Information Agent bot using the Twitter and Air France KLM APIs
  • Create a scheduling bot for teams using the Facebook Messenger API
  • Interact with BotKit along with and MongoDB Amazon S3 to create a document management bot in Node.js
  • Leverage ICR and Azure Table Storage from Node.js to create a bug tracking bot
  • Integrate Force.com API and Kik to create a Salesforce CRM bot
About

The bots are taking over and we're all for it! Messenger-based bots will be the dominant software UI for the next generation of applications – even Slack, Telegram, and Facebook are driving a new approach where "threads are the new apps."

This book shows you how to create work automation bots that interact with users through Slack, e-mail, Skype, Twitter, and more using Node.js. You'll learn to create conversational UIs for your Node.js apps, and then use those UIs to provide workflow automation tools.

You will be shown how to handle customer service requests that come in through messenger systems – this includes interpreting the natural language to reveal the user's intent and respond accordingly. You will also learn how to automate processes that involve several people, such as processing holiday requests, arranging meetings, or sending updated reports on time.

By the end of this book you'll have the knowledge to create bots that can handle and manipulate documents, URLs, and other items of content. Harness the power of bots and your organization will reap the benefits.

Features
  • Create interactive bots on platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Kik, Telegram, and Skype to automate workflows
  • Create a bot that works with SQL Server and Skype to deal with HR requests within a company
  • Work with some of the most cutting-edge and widely-used APIs and messaging platforms to create interactive customer-facing experiences and automate work
Page Count 290
Course Length 8 hours 42 minutes
ISBN 9781786465450
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2017

Authors

Eduardo Freitas

Eduardo Freitas deliver, support and help create world-class software solutions that automate critical business processes, extract and process vasts amount of data, improve efficiency and slash operating costs by thousands. He turns help desks into profits centers and engines that drive sales and marketing.He's an expert in Data Capture, Extraction, Big Data and Business Process Automation and helps my customers save thousands and slash costs by a factor of 70% or more.

Madan Bhintade

Madan Bhintade is an independent Solution Architect. He is also a developer with focus on cloud based solutions. He enjoys development on AWS, Microsoft Azure & Office 365, SharePoint Server, Angular, and Node.js. He has 16 years of experience building solutions for Insurance, Financial & Banking, and HR Industries.

Madan is passionate about what he does and shares what he has learnt through his blog. He also enjoys speaking on what he is exploring in technology area and helps others to adopt the changes in technology. His typical interest areas include UX, Digital Technology Platforms, and Artificial Intelligence.

He is a C# Corner MVP. His contribution towards C# Corner can be seen at http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/members/madan-bhintade. He can be connected with via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/madanbhintade/.

Currently he is working on his startup concept along with his consulting assignments.

You can reach Madan on his blog https://madanbhintade.wordpress.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @madanbhintade.