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ISBN:9781939902481
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Chatbots for eCommerce

“The content curation and compilation is good. It reduces the learner’s research time. Everything is put together in a wonderful way.” – Hari Vignesh, software developer

If you are a developer interested in learning how to build your own conversational bot from scratch, this book is for you. Upon completion of this book you will be able to build a text-based Facebook Messenger bot and a voice-based custom skill for Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service.

In the first chapter, you learn about the conversational interface, its history, and why it’s gaining in popularity again. In the next few chapters you will build a virtual shopping assistant bot using the Facebook Messenger Platform. You’ll start with the basics and then work your way up to build a truly conversational bot that users can interact with using natural language. In the final chapter you go step-by-step, building a custom skill for the Alexa Voice Service.

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Bleeding Edge Podcast: The future of autonomous vehicles and drone security

Listen in as co-hosts Christina Rudloff and Troy Mott speak with Department 13’s CTO, Robi Sen, about the future of autonomous vehicles and drone security.

Bleeding Edge Podcasts cover topics currently driving today’s technology landscape. Join co-hosts Christina Rudloff and Troy Mott as they grant you front row access to these topics through interviews with the experts behind them.

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ISBN:9781939902443
191 pages

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Building Voice-Enabled Apps with Alexa

“Anyone starting with Alexa should start here.”
– Raj Nigam, Developer

Learn to create an Alexa skill from scratch with this comprehensive resource. This book demonstrates the core concepts behind conversational UI and building voice-enabled apps with the Alexa framework (the examples in this book are easy to understand, but having some experience with Node.js and web development is helpful). The book focuses on a general understanding of why voice-enabled apps are important, along with easy-to-understand examples for building your first apps for the Amazon Echo. By the end of the book you will understand the importance of conversational UI, how to build and test your first Alexa app for the Echo, and how to publish your software to the Alexa app store for the world to see.

This book provides simple examples demonstrating the core principles of voice interface design, including more subtle nuances of great apps and advanced concepts, like monetization and security. As fans of this technology, our goal for this book is also to give an inspiring look at the future.

Tensor Flow For Machine Intelligence

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ISBN:9781939902351
270 pages

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TensorFlow For Machine Intelligence

“Finally a TensorFlow book for humans.”
– Guillaume Binet, Creator of Errbot

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A hands-on introduction to learning algorithms

TensorFlow, a popular library for machine learning, embraces the innovation and community-engagement of open source, but has the support, guidance, and stability of a large corporation. Because of its multitude of strengths, TensorFlow is appropriate for individuals and businesses ranging from startups to companies as large as, well, Google.

TensorFlow is currently being used for natural language processing, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and predictive analytics. TensorFlow, open sourced to the public by Google in November 2015, was made to be flexible, efficient, extensible, and portable. Computers of any shape and size can run it, from smartphones all the way up to huge computing clusters.

Developing a Redux Edge

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ISBN: 9781939902436
209 pages

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Developing a Redux Edge

This book is for anyone wanting to learn about Redux, a predictable state container for JavaScript apps. It is aimed at intermediate developers who have a good understanding of creating single page applications with JavaScript. Having an understanding of ES6, functional programming, and React will certainly help too, but isn’t necessary. If you want to follow along with the examples you should also know your way around a terminal, and know what Node and npm are, as well as having them installed and ready to use.  Learn more about this exciting new approach to creating apps.

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Developing And Electron Edge

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Developing an Electron Edge

Create desktop apps using web technologies: HTML, CSS, and Javascript, Node.js and the Chromium browser. Used to build robust products like Slack, MS Code and Atom. We break down what Electron is and what you can achieve with it over a typical desktop or Web app.  Learn more about this exciting new approach to creating apps.

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Read an excerpt from the book: CHAPTER 6: Platform Detection and Custom Frames and CHAPTER 12: Automatic Updates, free from Gum Road! You don’t need an account or need to sign up for one. Just type in an amount, enter your email on the second page, and you will be sent a download link almost immediately.

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Developing a React.js Edge 2nd Edition

Richard Feldman, Frankie Bagnardi, Simon HØjberg, & Jeremiah Hall

The entire book has been updated for React 0.14, using the latest version of JavaScript, ES6 (or ES2015).

With this edition, you get an expanded discussion of data flow, specifically around Flux, as well as discussions of using immutability with React, specifically around Immutable.js, and also the seamless-immutable library.

Throughout the book we reference bits of our example application, a reddit clone. Readers can read the full source code at http://git.io/vlcpa and view an online…Learn More