Serverless Battle: Azure Functions compared to AWS lambda

Since the last 4 years or so the cloud computing has been a game changer in a number ways and the emergence of serverless computing/architectures has just solved many of the core computing problems. Serverless is about abstracting users away from servers, infrastructure, and having to deal with low-level configuration or the core operating system.  … Continue reading Serverless Battle: Azure Functions compared to AWS lambda

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Creating and Deploying Express Web App on Azure in few steps

In this post we will see how can we setup an express web application and how to deploy an node.js based express web application. Step 1: Creating an web application in express. To create a express application skeleton we need to install express generator from npm: Check available option while creating an express app: After … Continue reading Creating and Deploying Express Web App on Azure in few steps

Is developing bots using Microsoft Bot Framework without Azure possible?

Microsoft provides its Bot framework to build smart chat bots. It provides the Bot Builder SDK in two languages i.e Node.js and C#. Azure provides us the setup of developing the web app bot on cloud with integrated web-chat channel and integrated online VScode editor. The bot on Azure is deployed on Azure Web server … Continue reading Is developing bots using Microsoft Bot Framework without Azure possible?

Microsoft Bot Framework: How to validate user response to bot Prompts?

Microsoft Bot Framework has multiple prompts to get user response while having the conversation such as Prompts.text, Prompts.number, Prompts.Choice, Prompts.confirm But there is automatic validation for number, choice and confirm prompt. For example if the user responds with wrong choice then the chat bot will re-prompt the choices and ask yo to select again. Check documentation here. This post … Continue reading Microsoft Bot Framework: How to validate user response to bot Prompts?

Conversational Text Formatting in Microsoft Bot-Framework

This post is about how can we do text formatting in the Microsoft Bot framework. Like, how to send or receive text in bold, italics, list, quote, links etc. Bold and Italics Multiline Text List Strikethrough text Quote a text Adding Links Adding text in increased font(a heading) Hope it helps you when you are … Continue reading Conversational Text Formatting in Microsoft Bot-Framework

Node.js: Developing a chat bot on Microsoft Azure Portal

To develop  chat bot on Microsoft Azure Portal you should have Microsoft Outlook ID and you need to login to the Azure Account and activate the free trial  for next 30 days. After you have setup the Azure account he we need to go to: New > AI+Cognitive Services > Web App Bot As shown in … Continue reading Node.js: Developing a chat bot on Microsoft Azure Portal

CHAT BOT USING MICROSOFT AZURE BOT SERVICE & LUIS

What is Azure Bot Service ? For introduction to chat bots please refer this link here Azure Bot Service is a intelligent, serverless bot development service introduced by Microsoft Azure on Azure Portal. This service is used to develop conversational bots with the help of various templates, cognitive services by Microsoft. LUIS : LUIS is the Language Understanding Intelligent Service. LUIS enables developers to … Continue reading CHAT BOT USING MICROSOFT AZURE BOT SERVICE & LUIS