Learn to Build Alexa Flash Briefing Skills With No Coding

Video description

Learn to build a Flash Briefing Skills Fast! Your Ultimate Guide. No Coding Required! No Amazon Device Needed to Test.

About This Video

  • Great course that explains everything you need to know about flash briefing skills, how to build them, configure them and test and submit for certification!
  • No Alexa Device Required. Skills developed in this course do not need a device to be tested

In Detail

With millions of Alexa-Enabled devices being sold and the demand for Alexa Skill Developers being at an all-time high, this is the perfect time to learn Alexa Skill Development. Want to get an introduction to building Alexa Skills and how to use the Alexa platform? If you are not a coder but want to understand how to create Alexa Skills, this is the course for you. This course will teach you everything you need to know about how to develop Alexa Flash Briefing Skills. Here is a detailed list of what the course will cover:

  • We first describe what Alexa is and the Ecosystem around Alexa-enabled devices
  • We then take a deeper dive into understanding the structure of Flash Briefing Skills
  • We look at the various feed formats (RSS and JSON) so that you will understand both approaches
  • Hosting your feeds are covered and we dive into creating an S3 bucket to easily host your content
  • We take a detailed look at configuring your Flash Briefing Skill
  • We review how to test your feeds and what to expect
  • Submitting your Flash Briefing Skills for Certification are also covered

Let's get started today!

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Learn-to-Build-Alexa-Flash-Briefing-Skills-With-No-Coding

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction
    1. What is Alexa? 00:02:30
    2. Why is learning about Alexa Skill Development important? 00:01:28
    3. Understanding the Echo Suite of Devices 00:05:31
    4. Understanding the different types of Skill Models 00:03:07
  2. Chapter 2 : Prerequisites
    1. Set up an Amazon Developer Account 00:00:51
    2. Setup an Amazon Web Services Account 00:01:38
    3. Register an Alexa-enabled device with your Developer Account 00:00:49
    4. Download and install the Alexa App on your Mobile Device [Optional] 00:00:46
  3. Chapter 3 : Understanding Flash Briefing Skills
    1. What is a Flash Briefing Skill? 00:03:02
    2. Understanding the makeup of a Flash Briefing Skill 00:04:21
  4. Chapter 4 : Understanding the format for Feeds
    1. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) 00:05:56
    2. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) 00:06:11
  5. Chapter 5 : Hosting the Content for your Flash Briefing
    1. Methods of providing hosting for your Flash Briefing Skill Content 00:02:45
  6. Chapter 6 : Preparing your Flash Briefing Skill Feeds
    1. Downloading the Example Feeds 00:03:18
    2. Exercise - Create your JSON Feed 00:04:24
    3. Exercise - Create your RSS Feed 00:02:58
    4. Creating an S3 Bucket 00:03:44
    5. Uploading your Feeds 00:05:46
  7. Chapter 7 : Checklist before creating your Flash Briefing Skill
    1. Review the Checklist 00:01:52
  8. Chapter 8 : Create, Configure and Test your Flash Briefing Skill
    1. Setup a JSON Feed in the Amazon Developer Portal 00:07:46
    2. Enabling your Flash Briefing Skill 00:01:44
    3. Test your Skill using Echosim 00:02:20
    4. Setup a JSON Feed containing multiple items 00:03:38
    5. Setup an RSS Feed in the Amazon Developer Portal 00:04:21
    6. Testing your skill with multiple feeds 00:01:46
  9. Chapter 9 : Testing your Flash Briefing Skill on an Amazon Device
    1. Testing with an Alexa Device 00:02:27
  10. Chapter 10 : Updating your Feeds
    1. Updating the file in your S3 Bucket 00:04:42
  11. Chapter 11 : Submitting your Flash Briefing Skill for Certification
    1. How to submit your skills for certification 00:14:31

Product information

  • Title: Learn to Build Alexa Flash Briefing Skills With No Coding
  • Author(s): Lee Assam
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781838552015