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Creating an Alexa skill with the Jovo Framework
November 10, 2017

This video is a quick look at using the Jovo Framework from http://jovo.tech to build a simple Amazon Alexa Skill.

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AWS Lambda Versioning for Alexa Skills
November 3, 2017

In this video I walk through using Lambda versions to setup production and development Lambda function for Amazon Alexa skills. Although the example is for …

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Creating an Alexa audio flash briefing skill
October 27, 2017

In this tutorial, we’ll walk-through setting up a flash briefing skill that feeds an .mp3 file as content for an Amazon Alexa flash briefing. This is actually a really …

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Using state handlers in a custom Alexa skill
October 20, 2017

This video expands on my free Alexa development course at http://dabblelab.com/courses and shows how to use state handlers in a custom Alexa skill.

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Prototyping Amazon Alexa Skills with Sayspring
October 13, 2017

Lean how to prototype an Alexa skill without writing a single line of code! In this video I’ll show you how to quickly prototype your Alexa skill ideas using …

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Calling an external API from a custom Alexa Skill
October 6, 2017

This video expands on my free Alexa development course at http://dabblelab.com/courses and shows how to use data from an external API in a custom Amazon …

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An Amazon Alexa Business Dashboard
September 29, 2017

What to see how Amazon Alexa can be used in your business? In this video I demo an Amazon Alexa business dashboard that shows some of the business …

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Locally testing Lambda functions used for Alexa skills
September 22, 2017

This video expands on my free Alexa development course at http://dabblelab.com/courses and shows how to test AWS Lambda functions locally – without …

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Using cards in custom Alexa skills
September 15, 2017

This video expands on my free Alexa development course at http://dabblelab.com/courses and walks through using home cards in a custom Alexa skill.

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Debugging Lambda Functions used for Alexa Skills
September 8, 2017

In this video I’ll show you a simple way to debug Lambda functions that are used for Amazon Alexa skills.

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