In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Slack books and tutorials can help fill your brain this January and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Designing Bots (2017)
- Building Slack Bots (2016)
- Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots (Developer Reference) (2017)
- Data Hiding Techniques in Windows OS: A Practical Approach to Investigation and Defense (2016)
- PowerPoint 2007 Graphics & Animation Made Easy (Made Easy Series) (2008)
- Programming and Problem Solving with Java (1999)
- Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Builder Framework (2018)
- Configuring User-Designer Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) (2010)
Designing Bots (2017)
From Facebook Messenger to Kik, and from Slack bots to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and email bots, the new conversational apps are revolutionizing the way we interact with software. This practical guide shows you how to design and build great conversational experiences and delightful bots that help people be more productive, whether it’s for a new consumer service or an enterprise efficiency product. Ideal for designers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, this book explores what works and what doesn’t in real-world bot examples, and provides practical design patterns for your bot-building toolbox.
Author(s): Amir Shevat
Building Slack Bots (2016)
Slack promises that its users will “be less busy.” Slack bots interact with users in Slack chatrooms, providing useful immediate information, and automating work. This book gives you everything you need to build powerful and useful Slack bots.
Author(s): Paul Asjes
Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots (Developer Reference) (2017)
This is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to building Conversational User Interfaces (CUI, a.k.a. bots, chatbots, or chatterbots) with the Microsoft Bot Framework.
Author(s): Joe Mayo
“This unique book delves down into the capabilities of hiding and obscuring data object within the Windows Operating System.
Author(s): Nihad Ahmad Hassan, Rami Hijazi
Get beyond the basics with PowerPoint 2007. Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level with help from this highly visual, easy-to-follow guide. PowerPoint 2007 Graphics & Animation Made Easy shows you how to enhance your presentations with everything from bullets and tables to dynamic slides that come to life on the screen. You’ll learn to use the latest tools and techniques such as WordArt, SmartArt, charts, audio
Author(s): Sally Slack, Michelle Zavala
This book lays the foundation of programming skills for the computer science major, with an early introduction (in Chapter 2) of the basic concepts of objects, classes, selection and iteration, and how graphics are handled in Java. The rest of the book builds on this core knowledge base.
Author(s): James M. Slack
Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Builder Framework (2018)
Explore the concept of bots and discover the motivation behind working with these new apps with messaging platforms. This book is an accessible resource teaching the basic concepts behind bot design and implementation.
Author(s): Szymon Rozga
Configuring User-Designer Relations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) (2010)
‘User-designer relations’ concerns the sorts of working relationships that arise between developers and end users of IT products – the different ways designers of IT products seek to engage with users, and the ways users seek to influence product design.
Author(s): Alex Voss, Mark Hartswood
Best Slack Books to Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Slack books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.