Building a Voice-enabled Serverless Website with AWS Polly

With all the new technology trends like AI, Serverless, and DevOps, tieing everything together can be overwhelming. In this course, you'll not only demystify this process but also see how using voice can save you time and keep your users engaged.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 10, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
Description

With the abundance of information available, it’s becoming exponentially harder to keep your users’ focus on the content you have relentlessly created. With the emergence of AWS Polly, you can breathe life into your ideas, by choosing the most evocative voice to convey your message. In this course, Building a Voice-enabled Serverless Website with AWS Polly, you’ll go through the journey of designing, building, and automating your content website, with the result of enriching your users’ experience. First, you'll explore what makes AWS Polly special and why it is the right choice for building a close interaction with your audience. Next, you'll experience the iterative process of coming up with an architecture for your website that resonates with the intent to serve your users. You'll start with the fundamentals of setting up the infrastructure for the website, ranging from local development to seeing and hearing your creation deployed on the Web. By combining concepts like Serverless computing, Infrastructure as code, CI/CD, you'll see how these new trends can be used together to save you time and make your applications resilient. Then, you'll iteratively improve the way the speech gets generated, with the help of AWS Lambda. Finally, you'll unearth new possibilities of extending and creating other voice-enabled architectures for captivating your audience. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a clear understanding of how you can use Polly to automatically narrate your content, your own functional serverless website that you can customize, and a good foundation to confidently create other applications using emerging tech methodologies.

About the author
About the author

Ralu is a DevOps engineer specializing in cloud computing, with a penchant for AWS. She holds several AWS certifications and has consulted for Fortune 500, e-commerce and FinTech companies.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) Hi everyone. My name is Ralu Bolovan, and welcome to my course, Building a Voice-enabled Serverless Website with AWS Polly. We are living in a voice revolution. Busy lifestyles and technological progress have started to shift the way we interact, and voice is at the center of it. This course will show you how you can take advantage of Polly, a voice artificial intelligence service from AWS, to engage your audience's attention by automatically giving a voice to your applications. You will create your own voice-enabled website. Furthermore, you will explore hands-on how new concepts such as serverless computing, infrastructure as code, and CI/CD pipelines can be combined to bring your content out faster into the world. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to use AWS Polly, architecture design and extensions, using infrastructure as code and CI/CD to automate your website deployment, using AWS Lambda and Polly to bring life to your content, iteratively improving your website's voice capabilities using AWS Lambda. By doing this, we will go beyond existing Polly limits, and be in a good position to extend the website or reuse its components in other applications. By the end of this course, you will not only have a clear understanding of how you can use Polly to automatically narrate your content, your own functional serverless website that you can customize, but also a good foundation to confidently create other applications using emerging tech methodologies. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with AWS and have some basic programming skills. No prior knowledge of AWS Polly is required. Come and join me on this exciting journey to give voice to our content with the Building a Voice-enabled Serverless Website with AWS Polly course, at Pluralsight.