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Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service
Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service

Learn to develop bots with zero coding knowledge using the Azure Cognitive QnA Maker service, a GUI cognitive service from Microsoft. This book shows you how to integrate QnA Maker with the Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Bot Framework along with how to integrate your bot with social channels such as Web Chat, and Telegram. You will learn what QnA Maker is, why you should use this service in enterprise settings, when you should use this service, and how you should use the service. Developing Bots with QnA Maker Service takes you through the QnA Maker FAQ knowledge base with Azure Bot Service, where you will discover how to get started with a web app bot using the Azure portal. This section culminates in deploying your bot on Azure Web App, making your bot live. Next, you will learn QnA Maker with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2017 along with ways to manage QnA Maker service post deployment. Finally, you will learn how to add media content including videos and ...
Practical Internet of Things Security, 2nd Edition
Practical Internet of Things Security, 2nd Edition

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT),businesses have to defend against new types of threat. The business ecosystem now includes the cloud computing infrastructure, mobile and fixed endpoints that open up new attack surfaces, a desire to share information with many stakeholders, and a need to take action quickly based on large quantities of collected data. It therefore becomes critical to ensure that cybersecurity threats are contained to a minimum when implementing new IoT services and solutions. The interconnectivity of people, devices, and companies raises the stakes to a new level; as computing becomes ever more mobile, everything becomes connected to the cloud,and its infrastructure is hard put to it to securely manage the billions of devices that will connect us all to the IoT. This book shows you how to implement cybersecurity solutions, IoT design best practices, and risk mitigation methodologies to address device and infrastructure threats to IoT solutions. In ...
Generic Pipelines Using Docker
Generic Pipelines Using Docker

Create generic pipelines to reduce your overall DevOps workload and allow your team to deliver faster. This book helps you get up to speed on the pros and cons of generic pipeline methodology, and learn to combine shell scripts and Docker to build generic pipelines. In today's world of micro-services and agile practices, DevOps teams need to move as fast as feature teams. This can be extremely challenging if you're creating multiple pipelines per application or tech stack. What if your feature teams could utilize a generic pipeline that could build, test, and deploy any application, regardless of tech stack? What if that pipeline was also cloud and platform agnostic? Too good to be true? Well think again! Generic Pipelines Using Docker explores the principles and implementations that allow you to do just that. You will learn from real-world examples and reusable code. After reading this book you will have the knowledge to build generic pipelines that any team can use. Explore ...
Hands-On Server-Side Web Development with Swift
Hands-On Server-Side Web Development with Swift

This book is about building professional web applications and web services using Swift 4.0 and leveraging two popular Swift web frameworks: Vapor 3.0 and Kitura 2.5. In the first part of this book, we'll focus on the creation of basic web applications from Vapor and Kitura boilerplate projects. As the web apps start out simple, more useful techniques, such as unit test development, debugging, logging, and the build and release process, will be introduced to readers. In the second part, we'll learn different aspects of web application development with server-side Swift, including setting up routes and controllers to process custom client requests, working with template engines such as Leaf and Stencil to create dynamic web content, beautifying the content with Bootstrap, managing user access with authentication framework and leveraging the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) abstraction layer (Vapor's Fluent and Kitura's Kuery) to perform database operations. Finally, in the th ...
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition
SAFe 4.5 Distilled, 2nd Edition

To succeed in today's adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world's most successful companies - including Intel, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philips - have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge. SAFe 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. In this book, you will. Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it; Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio; Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe's Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles; Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development form the underlyi ...
Hands-On Full-Stack Web Development with ASP.NET Core
Hands-On Full-Stack Web Development with ASP.NET Core

Today, full-stack development is the name of the game. Developers who can build complete solutions, including both backend and frontend products, are in great demand in the industry, hence being able to do so a desirable skill. However, embarking on the path to becoming a modern full-stack developer can be overwhelmingly difficult, so the key purpose of this book is to simplify and ease the process. This comprehensive guide will take you through the journey of becoming a full-stack developer in the realm of the web and .NET. It begins by implementing data-oriented RESTful APIs, leveraging ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework. Afterward, it describes the web development field, including its history and future horizons. Then, you'll build webbased Single-Page Applications (SPAs) by learning about numerous popular technologies, namely TypeScript, Angular, React, and Vue. After that, you'll learn about additional related concerns involving deployment, hosting, and monitoring by leveraging ...
Programming iOS 12
Programming iOS 12

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch; Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface; Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls; Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors; Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar; Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads. Stay up-to-date on iOS 12 innovations, such as User Notification framework improvements, as well as changes in Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2. All example code is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run. Want to brush ...
Beginning AI Bot Frameworks
Beginning AI Bot Frameworks

Want to build your first AI bot but don't know where to start? This book provides a comprehensive look at all the major bot frameworks available. You'll learn the basics for each framework in one place and get a clear picture for which one is best for your needs. Beginning AI Bot Frameworks starts with an overview of bot development and then looks at Google Wit.ai and APi.ai functions, IBM Watson, AWS bots with Lambda, FlockOS and TensorFlow. Additionally, it touches on Deep Learning and how bot frameworks can be extended to mixed reality with Hololens. By the end, you'll have mastered the different bot frameworks available and finally have the confidence to develop intelligent AI Chatbots of their own. Review key structural points for building bots; Understand the basic requirements for building a bot in each framework; Integrate some of the frameworks; Compare the features of each framework. ...
Scala Programming Projects
Scala Programming Projects

Scala is a type-safe JVM language that incorporates object-oriented and functional programming (OOP and FP) aspects. This book gets you started with essentials of software development by guiding you through various aspects of Scala programming, helping you bridge the gap between learning and implementing. You will learn about the unique features of Scala through diverse applications and experience simple yet powerful approaches for software development. Scala Programming Projects will help you build a number of applications, beginning with simple projects, such as a financial independence calculator, and advancing to other projects, such as a shopping application and a Bitcoin transaction analyzer. You will be able to use various Scala features, such as its OOP and FP capabilities, and learn how to write concise, reactive, and concurrent applications in a type-safe manner. You will also learn how to use top-notch libraries such as Akka and Play and integrate Scala apps with Kafka, S ...
Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners
Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners

Java is one of the most commonly-used software languages by programmers and developers. Are you from a non-technical background and looking to master Java for your automation needs? Then Hands-On Automation Testing with Java for Beginners is for you. This book provides you with efficient techniques to effectively handle Java-related automation projects. You will learn how to handle strings and their functions in Java. As you make your way through the book, you will get to grips with classes and objects, along with their uses. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about the importance of inheritance and exceptions with practical examples. By the end of this book, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of Java. ...
Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor
Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor

Reactor is an implementation of the Java 9 Reactive Streams specification, an API for asynchronous data processing. This specification is based on a reactive programming paradigm, enabling developers to build enterprise-grade, robust applications with reduced complexity and in less time. Hands-On Reactive Programming with Reactor shows you how Reactor works, as well as how to use it to develop reactive applications in Java. The book begins with the fundamentals of Reactor and the role it plays in building effective applications. You will learn how to build fully non-blocking applications and will later be guided by the Publisher and Subscriber APIs. You will gain an understanding how to use two reactive composable APIs, Flux and Mono, which are used extensively to implement Reactive Extensions. All of these components are combined using various operations to build a complete solution. In addition to this, you will get to grips with the Flow API and understand backpressure in orde ...
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