Comprehensive Alexa Skill Development course (2018 Updated)

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Language
English
Duration
9.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Develop Alexa skills using Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and publish skills to Alexa Skill Store
Develop Alexa Skills using AWS Lambda function or Web Service as an end point
Create Skills using Account linking feature of Alexa Skills Kit, so that you can link Alexa user with use in your system
Do automated testing of Alexa Skills using Mocha test framework or Python Unittest framework
Learn how to access external APIs from your Alexa Skills
Learn how to access external database like AWS DynamoDB from your Alexa Skill to store per user information
Learn how to setup your local environment and AWS CLI, so that you can automate the process of uploading Alexa Skills from your local machine
Learn how to use FLASK-ASK framework to develop Alexa Skills
Create your own custom skills for Amazon Echo, Echo dot devices
About the course

June 11,2018 - Updated content for new Amazon developer console and new AWS lambda function interface.

This is the first comprehensive online course on Alexa Skills Development

Welcome to comprehensive Alexa Skill Development course. You want to learn how to develop skills for Amazon's Alexa? This course is for you.

It is perfect time to learn Alexa Skill Development. Soon there will be lot of requirement for Alexa Skill Developers, as many companies wants to add Alexa voice control to their products and services. This comprehensive Alexa Skill tutorial teaches required skills to become Alexa Skill Developer.  This course covers almost all features of Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) with real-world example skills (including a published skill), which includes 47 Lectures, source code and 9.5 hours of content.

Here are few highlights of the course:

  • Learn how to develop skills using both Lambda function and Web Service as an end point.
  • Node.js tutorial - In case you are not familiar with Node.js coding, this course teaches required knowledge on Node.js to develop Alexa Skills.
  • Coding from scratch - For the first skill, we will not be using any templates. We will start with empty file and code line by line, so that you will understand how the whole Alexa Skill flow works end to end.
  • Learning by example - I believe in learning by example, so we will be learning and exercising features of Alexa through developing skills.
  • Beginner to Expert - I carefully designed this course, such that it works for all levels of students.
  • Learn how to setup your local environment and AWS CLI, so that you can automate the process of uploading Alexa Skills from your local machine
  • Account linking feature - In this course, you will be learning how to use account linking feature of Alexa Skills kit, so that you can link Alexa user with the user in your system. We will be developing a skill called 'Email checker' using this feature.
  • Learn how to develop skill using Node.js and Python languages.
  • Learn most of the features of Alexa Skills Kit like:

  • SSML tags
  • Including card in your response
  • Sessions feature
  • Built-in intents and slots
  • Account linking feature
  • Learn how to setup your local environment and AWS CLI, so that you can automate the process of uploading Alexa Skills from your local machine
  • Learn to do automated testing of your skills using Mocha test framework and Python Unittest.
  • Learn FLASK-ASK framework - For developing skills using Web Service as end point.
  • Learn how to access external database like AWS DynamoDB from your Alexa Skill to store per user information
  • Learn how to access external APIs from your Alexa Skills
  • Please feel free to checkout course content and preview videos to know about this course. 

    Program
    Getting started
    Course promo video
    Course Overview
    Introduction to Amazon Echo, Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Skill Kit
    First skill - Greetings Skill using AWS Lambda function
    Course resources
    Please download these files to a directory on your machine and unzip tutorial_begin.zip file.
    Greetings Skill - Objective and setup
    In this lecture, we will start developing our first skill called "Greetings skill". It covers:
    1. Establishing goal for the skill
    2. Developing voice interaction model
    3. Registering skill with Amazon Developer portal
    Greetings Skill - Request formation
    Greetings Skill - AWS Lambda function Introduction and setup
    Node.js quick tutorial (part-1)
    Node.js quick tutorial (part-2)
    Node.js quick tutorial (part-3)
    Requirements
    • Basic computer knowledge
    Lecturers
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    IOT Wonders
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