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Developing Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo

by Walter Quesada

In this course, you'll learn the foundations of developing voice-enabled apps for Amazon Echo, and build your own custom Alexa Skill in C# and ASP.NET Web API.

What you'll learn

Amazon Echo and the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) open new doors of opportunities to build voice-enabled apps without deep knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP). This course, Developing Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo, will get you started working with Alexa Skills. First, you'll learn the differences between Echo and Alexa, as well as the differences between Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Skills Kit. Next, you will quickly evaluate the 'Hello World' node.js sample code provided by Amazon. Finally, you will see the certification process and requirements as well as the publication stages and creating new versions of live Skills. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to build voice-enabled apps, test them on your own Amazon Echo device, and publish them to the Amazon Skills store for others to enjoy.

About the author

Walter Quesada is a Software Engineer and Experience Technologist with over 20 years architecting and developing solutions for SMB's to Fortune 500 companies. Although primarily focused on architecting and programming .NET/C# applications, he enjoys some C++, Objective-C, Python, node.js, and Java fun from time to time.

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