LangChain for JavaScript developers
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LangChain for JavaScript developers

How to integrate LLMs into Javascript web apps

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LangChain for JavaScript developers is a practical beginner’s workshop for integrating LLMs into JS applications.

Learn by building 5 real LLM-powered apps with LangChain, Next.js, and React.

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The AI Engineer, responsible for integrating AI features into traditional software applications, will be one of the most in-demand roles in the coming years.. In fact, there is a high chance that AI Engineers will outnumber ML Engineers in the near future.

LangChain is a perfect gateway to starting your AI Engineering journey. LangChain serves as the orchestrator that connects nearly everything in the AI-Webapp integration system. Starting from this point, you can get gain a good understanding of how all the components work together.

I’ve been doing JavaScript for almost 20 years, and this this book emerged from my struggle to reconcile the undeniable wave of AI Technologies with classic web development. You can read the full story here

In this short course, we take a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic approach to learning how to build LLM-powered apps using LangChain. We will build the following five examples using LangChain, Next.js and React:

  • 🦄 The Story Maker 
  • 🍵 Tea Wikipedia app
  • 🧭 Geography Trivia game
  • 🗄 Documents Researcher app
  • 🕵️‍♂️ AI Agent chatbot 

The goal of this course is to teach you LangChain development in a manageable way without overwhelming you. Some of the topics we will cover include: 

  • models and prompt templates
  • output parsers,
  • streaming data
  • conversation memory
  • agents & tools
  • RAG - Retrieval Augmented Generation
  • debugging responses and more. 

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Recent Changes

19 may 2024: I've updated all the code to use the .invoke() method for chains instead of .call(). The .call() method will be deprecated in the future versions of LangChain. 

What prerequisites do I need to have before taking this course?

The examples are using Next.js and React. You don't need to be an expert but you will need a very basic understanding of how React works.

Is the learning material up-to-date?

LangChain is currently undergoing rapid development. Technical books often become outdated soon after release, but since this book is self-published, I can update it as needed. I aim to provide monthly updates.

What if I don't like it? Can I get a refund?

I'm sorry to hear that you're not happy with the book! Yes, you can do a refund request within 60 days of purchase and I will fully refund you the price. While not mandatory, I would appreciate it if you could provide the reason for the refund so I can improve the book.

Do you support Purchasing Power Parity or student discounts?

If you live in a country with low purchasing power, or you are a student mail me with your details and some proof (student ID, etc.) and I'll organize a special discount for you.

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About the Author

Daniel Nastasescu
Daniel Nastasescu

Hi there, friend! I’m Daniel, a software developer and educator.

I like computers. I try to make them like me back. More than computers I like humans. I think every person has value, intelligence, and good inside. I believe that education is the key to building a better, stable, and richer world.

I used to work at companies such as Skillshare, Tradeshift or ING, where I had a chance to be exposed to completely different types of frontend development in various teams.

Over the past five years, I've been writing articles on js-craft.io about JavaScript, CSS, and other software development topics.

I've always enjoyed teaching, holding both in-class and online classes, and being involved in tech education startups.

You can always reach me on Twitter and read more on https://www.js-craft.io/about/

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • About the author
      • How this book came to be
      • What is LangChain
      • Overview of this book
      • Requirements and how to use this book
    • Models, Prompts and Chains
      • Introduction
      • Getting Started
      • The API key for the OpenAI ChatGPT model
      • Using the ChatOpenAI LangChain model
      • Prompt templates
      • Chains
    • Introduction
      • Introduction and project setup
      • Project refactor
      • Streaming the response
    • Output parsers
      • Introduction
      • Example setup
      • StringOutputParser
      • CommaSeparatedListOutputParser
      • The getFormatInstructions() method and custom parsers
      • StructuredOutputParser
    • Chat memory
      • Introduction and project setup
      • Injecting messages into the conversation memory
      • Full conversation history
    • RAG / Chating with documents
      • Introduction
      • Example setup
      • Using local documents
      • Components of the RAG process
      • Vectors, Embeddings and Vector databases
      • Using CheerioWebBaseLoader and MemoryVectorStore
    • AI Agents
      • Introduction and project setup
      • Making an agent
      • Monitoring agents and performance considerations
      • Recap
    • Final Words

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