Learn best practices for building bots by focusing on the technological implementation and UX in this practical book. You will cover key topics such as setting up a development environment for creating chatbots for multiple channels (Facebook Messenger, Skype, and KiK); building a chatbot (design to implementation); integrating to IFTT (If This Then That) and IoT (Internet of Things); carrying out analytics and metrics for chatbots; and most importantly monetizing models and business sense for chatbots. Build Better Chatbots is easy to follow with code snippets provided in the book and complete code open sourced and available to download. With Facebook opening up its Messenger platform for developers, followed by Microsoft opening up Skype for development, a new channel has emerged for brands to acquire, engage, and service customers on chat with chatbots. What You Will Learn Work with the bot development life cycle Master bot UX design Integrate into the bot ecosystem Maximize the business and monetization potential for bots Who This Book Is For Developers, programmers, and hobbyists who have basic programming knowledge. The book can be used by existing chatbot developers to gain a better understanding of analytics and the business side of bots.
Learn Spring Boot and how to build Java-based enterprise, web, and microservice applications with it. In this book, you´ll see how to work with relational and NoSQL databases, build your first microservice, enterprise, or web application, and enhance that application with REST APIs. You´ll also learn how to build reactive web applications using Spring Boot along with Spring Web Reactive. Then you´ll secure your Spring Boot-created application or service before testing and deploying it. After reading and learning with Beginning Spring Boot 2 , you´ll have the skills and techniques to start building your first Spring Boot applications and microservices with confidence to take the next steps in your career journey. What You´ll Learn Use Spring Boot autoconfiguration Work with relational and NoSQL databases Build web applications with Spring Boot Apply REST APIs using Spring Boot Create reactive web applications using Spring Web Reactive Secure your Spring Boot applications or web services Test and deploy your Spring Boot applications Who This Book Is For Experienced Java and Spring Framework developers who are new to the new Spring Boot micro-framework.
Build mobile apps that specifically target your company´s unique business needs, with the same ease of writing a simple spreadsheet! With this book, you will build business apps designed to work with your company´s systems and databases, without having to enlist the expertise of costly, professionally trained software developers. In Beginning PowerApps, author and business applications expert Tim Leung guides you step-by-step through the process of building your own mobile app. He assumes no technical background, although if you have worked with Excel, you are one step closer. He guides you through scenarios, such as what to do if you have existing databases with complex data structures and how to write screens that can connect to those data. You will come away with an understanding of how to set up screen navigation, manipulate data from within apps, and write solutions to perform specific tasks. What You´ll Learn Connect with data Write formulas Visualize your data through charts Work with global positioning systems (GPS) Build flows Import and export data Manage offline scenarios Develop custom application programming interfaces (API) Who This Book Is For Beginners and non-developers, and assumes no prior knowledge of PowerApps
In Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi, you´ll learn how to build and code your own robot projects with just the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and a few easy-to-get components - no prior experience necessary! Matt Timmons-Brown (creator of the world´s most-popular Raspberry Pi YouTube channel: The Raspberry Pi Guy) takes you through the process of building your own robot with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer - with no experience necessary! Starting from the ground up, you´ll add complexity to your robot with each chapter by adding and tweaking code and components, and also receive mentorship through a wide variety of different projects - from wireless controllers to line following! By the end of the book, you´ll know how to apply the knowledge you´ve gained to build other robots. If you´re ready to level up your robotics skills with Raspberry Pi, let Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi be your guide!
Build Android apps using the popular and efficient Android Studio 3 suite of tools, an integrated development environment (IDE) for Android developers using Java APIs. With this book, you´ll learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, ensuring quick Android app development and minimal effort on your part. Along the way, you´ll use Android Studio to develop Java-based Android apps, tier by tier through practical examples. These examples cover core Android topics such as notifications and toast; intents and broadcast receivers; and services. Then, you´ll learn how to publish your apps and sell them online and in the Google Play store. What You´ll Learn Use Android Studio 3 to quickly and confidently build your first Android apps Build an Android user interface using activities and layouts, event handling, images, menus and the action bar Incorporate new elements including fragments Integrate data with data persistence Access the cloud Who This Book Is For Those who may be new to Android Studio 3 or Android Studio in general. You may or may not be new to Android development in general. Some prior experience with Java is also recommended.
Stop manually analyzing binary! Practical Binary Analysis is the first book of its kind to present advanced binary analysis topics, such as binary instrumentation, dynamic taint analysis, and symbolic execution, in an accessible way. As malware increasingly obfuscates itself and applies anti-analysis techniques to thwart our analysis, we need more sophisticated methods that allow us to raise that dark curtain designed to keep us out--binary analysis can help. The goal of all binary analysis is to determine (and possibly modify) the true properties of binary programs to understand what they really do, rather than what we think they should do. While reverse engineering and disassembly are critical first steps in many forms of binary analysis, there is much more to be learned. This hands-on guide teaches you how to tackle the fascinating but challenging topics of binary analysis and instrumentation and helps you become proficient in an area typically only mastered by a small group of expert hackers. It will take you from basic concepts to state-of-the-art methods as you dig into topics like code injection, disassembly, dynamic taint analysis, and binary instrumentation. Written for security engineers, hackers, and those with a basic working knowledge of C/C++ and x86-64, Practical Binary Analysis will teach you in-depth how binary programs work and help you acquire the tools and techniques needed to gain more control and insight into binary programs. Once you´ve completed an introduction to basic binary formats, you´ll learn how to analyze binaries using techniques like the GNU/Linux binary analysis toolchain, disassembly, and code injection. You´ll then go on to implement profiling tools with Pin and learn how to build your own dynamic taint analysis tools with libdft and symbolic execution tools using Triton. You´ll learn how to: - Parse ELF and PE binaries and build a binary loader with libbfd - Use data-flow analysis techniques like program tracing, slicing, and reaching definitions analysis to reason about runtime flow of your programs - Modify ELF binaries with techniques like parasitic code injection and hex editing - Build custom disassembly tools with Capstone - Use binary instrumentation to circumvent anti-analysis tricks commonly used by malware - Apply taint analysis to detect control hijacking and data leak attacks - Use symbolic execution to build automatic exploitation tools With exercises at the end of each chapter to help solidify your skills, you´ll go from understanding basic assembly to performing some of the most sophisticated binary analysis and instrumentation. Practical Binary Analysis gives you what you need to work effectively with binary programs and transform your knowledge from basic understanding to expert-level proficiency.
Build a microservices architecture with Spring Boot, by evolving an application from a small monolith to an event-driven architecture composed of several services. This book follows an incremental approach to teach microservice structure, test-driven development, Eureka, Ribbon, Zuul, and end-to-end tests with Cucumber. Author Moises Macero follows a very pragmatic approach to explain the benefits of using this type of software architecture, instead of keeping you distracted with theoretical concepts. He covers some of the state-of-the-art techniques in computer programming, from a practical point of view. You´ll focus on what´s important, starting with the minimum viable product but keeping the flexibility to evolve it. What You´ll Learn Build microservices with Spring Boot Use event-driven architecture and messaging with RabbitMQ Create RESTful services with Spring Master service discovery with Eureka and load balancing with Ribbon Route requests with Zuul as your API gateway Write end-to-end rests for an event-driven architecture using Cucumber Carry out continuous integration and deployment Who This Book Is For Those with at least some prior experience with Java programming. Some prior exposure to Spring Boot recommended but not required.
This book introduces Python scripting for geographic information science (GIS) workflow optimization using ArcGIS. It builds essential programming skills for automating GIS analysis. Over 200 sample Python scripts and 175 classroom-tested exercises reinforce the learning objectives. Readers will learn to: - Write and run Python in the ArcGIS Python Window, the PythonWin IDE, and the PyScripter IDE - Work with Python syntax and data types - Call ArcToolbox tools, batch process GIS datasets, and manipulate map documents using the arcpy package - Read and modify proprietary and ASCII text GIS data - Parse HTML web pages and KML datasets - Create Web pages and fetch GIS data from Web sources. - Build user-interfaces with the native Python file dialog toolkit or the ArcGIS Script tools and PyToolboxes Python for ArcGIS is designed as a primary textbook for advanced-level students in GIS. Researchers, government specialists and professionals working in GIS will also find this book useful as a reference.
An indispensable collection of practical tips and real-world advice for tackling common Python problems and taking your code to the next level. Features interviews with high-profile Python developers who share their tips, tricks, best practices, and real-world advice gleaned from years of experience. Sharpen your Python skills as you dive deep into the Python programming language with Serious Python. You´ll cover a range of advanced topics like multithreading and memorization, get advice from experts on things like designing APIs and dealing with databases, and learn Python internals to help you gain a deeper understanding of the language itself. Written for developers and experienced programmers, Serious Python brings together over 15 years of Python experience to teach you how to avoid common mistakes, write code more efficiently, and build better programs in less time. As you make your way through the book´s extensive tutorials, you´ll learn how to start a project and tackle topics like versioning, layouts, coding style, and automated checks. You´ll learn how to package your software for distribution, optimize performance, use the right data structures, define functions efficiently, pick the right libraries, build future-proof programs, and optimize your programs down to the bytecode. You´ll also learn how to: - Make and use effective decorators and methods, including abstract, static, and class methods - Employ Python for functional programming using generators, pure functions, and functional functions - Extend flake8 to work with the abstract syntax tree (AST) to introduce more sophisticated automatic checks into your programs - Apply dynamic performance analysis to identify bottlenecks in your code - Work with relational databases and effectively manage and stream data with PostgreSQL If you´ve been looking for a way to take your Python skills from good to great, Serious Python will help you get there. Learn from the experts and get seriously good at Python with Serious Python!