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Alexa Test Simulator Simplifies Alexa Skill Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

The new Alexa Test Simulator, now available in beta, allows developers to test most functionality in their skills without a device. Additionally, Amazon has announced improved support for automated skill testing.

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Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

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Developing Skills for Amazon Echo Show

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

The recently introduced Amazon Echo Show provides developers new opportunities to develop skills that integrate voice control, visual feedback, and tactile input. David Isbitski, Amazon chief evangelist for Alexa, summarized the key points of developing Alexa skills for the Echo Show.

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Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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Amazon Improves Beta Testing for Alexa Skills

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 21, 2017

Amazon has announced a new testing tool to allow developers to make their Alexa skills available to closed groups of beta testers before they are published.

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Hosting Alexa Skills on AWS is Almost Free Now

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 18, 2017

Amazon has announced a program to subsidize the hosting of Alexa skills that use AWS Lambda and incur use charges beyond what is provided by the AWS free tier. Only developers having at least one skill live are eligible to apply.

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