Data-Driven Alexa Skills: Voice Access to Rich Data Sources for Enterprise Applications Simon A. Kingaby

Data-Driven Alexa Skills: Voice Access to Rich Data Sources for Enterprise Applications

Author: Simon A. Kingaby
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Book Title
Data-Driven Alexa Skills: Voice Access to Rich Data Sources for Enterprise Applications
Author
Simon A. Kingaby
ISBN
9781484274484
Design and build innovative, custom, data-driven Alexa skills for home or business. Working through several projects, this book teaches you how to build Alexa skills and integrate them with online APIs. If you have basic Python skills, this book will show you how to build data-driven Alexa skills. You will learn to use data to give your Alexa skills dynamic intelligence, in-depth knowledge, and the ability to remember. Data-Driven Alexa Skills takes a step-by-step approach to skill development. You will begin by configuring simple skills in the Alexa Skill Builder Console. Then you will develop advanced custom skills that use several Alexa Skill Development Kit features to integrate with lambda functions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Internet data feeds. These advanced skills enable you to link user accounts, query and store data using a NoSQL database, and access real estate listings and stock prices via web APIs. What You Will Learn Set up and configure your development environment properly the first time Build Alexa skills quickly and efficiently using Agile tools and techniques Create a variety of data-driven Alexa skills for home and business Access data from web applications and Internet data sources via their APIs Test with unit-testing frameworks throughout the development life cycle Manage and query your data using the DynamoDb NoSQL database engines Who This Book Is ForDevelopers who wish to go beyond Hello World and build complex, data-driven applications on Amazon's Alexa platform; developers who want to learn how to use Lambda functions, the Alexa Skills SDK, Alexa Presentation Language, and Alexa Conversations; developers interested in integrating with public APIs such as real estate listings and stock market prices. Readers will need to have basic Python skills. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Simon A. KingabyPublisher: ApressPublished: 11/17/2021ISBN: 9781484274484Pages: 415Weight: 1.67lbsSize: 10.00h x 7.00w x 0.89d

Design and build innovative, custom, data-driven Alexa skills for home or business. Working through several projects, this book teaches you how to build Alexa skills and integrate them with online APIs. If you have basic Python skills, this book will show you how to build data-driven Alexa skills. You will learn to use data to give your Alexa skills dynamic intelligence, in-depth knowledge, and the ability to remember.

Data-Driven Alexa Skills takes a step-by-step approach to skill development. You will begin by configuring simple skills in the Alexa Skill Builder Console. Then you will develop advanced custom skills that use several Alexa Skill Development Kit features to integrate with lambda functions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Internet data feeds. These advanced skills enable you to link user accounts, query and store data using a NoSQL database, and access real estate listings and stock prices via web APIs.

What You Will Learn
  • Set up and configure your development environment properly the first time
  • Build Alexa skills quickly and efficiently using Agile tools and techniques
  • Create a variety of data-driven Alexa skills for home and business
  • Access data from web applications and Internet data sources via their APIs
  • Test with unit-testing frameworks throughout the development life cycle
  • Manage and query your data using the DynamoDb NoSQL database engines

Who This Book Is For
Developers who wish to go beyond Hello World and build complex, data-driven applications on Amazon's Alexa platform; developers who want to learn how to use Lambda functions, the Alexa Skills SDK, Alexa Presentation Language, and Alexa Conversations; developers interested in integrating with public APIs such as real estate listings and stock market prices. Readers will need to have basic Python skills.




Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Simon A. Kingaby
Publisher: Apress
Published: 11/17/2021
ISBN: 9781484274484
Pages: 415
Weight: 1.67lbs
Size: 10.00h x 7.00w x 0.89d

Design and build innovative, custom, data-driven Alexa skills for home or business. Working through several projects, this book teaches you how to build Alexa skills and integrate them with online APIs. If you have basic Python skills, this book will show you how to build data-driven Alexa skills. You will learn to use data to give your Alexa skills dynamic intelligence, in-depth knowledge, and the ability to remember.

Data-Driven Alexa Skills takes a step-by-step approach to skill development. You will begin by configuring simple skills in the Alexa Skill Builder Console. Then you will develop advanced custom skills that use several Alexa Skill Development Kit features to integrate with lambda functions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Internet data feeds. These advanced skills enable you to link user accounts, query and store data using a NoSQL database, and access real estate listings and stock prices via web APIs.

What You Will Learn
  • Set up and configure your development environment properly the first time
  • Build Alexa skills quickly and efficiently using Agile tools and techniques
  • Create a variety of data-driven Alexa skills for home and business
  • Access data from web applications and Internet data sources via their APIs
  • Test with unit-testing frameworks throughout the development life cycle
  • Manage and query your data using the DynamoDb NoSQL database engines

Who This Book Is For
Developers who wish to go beyond Hello World and build complex, data-driven applications on Amazon's Alexa platform; developers who want to learn how to use Lambda functions, the Alexa Skills SDK, Alexa Presentation Language, and Alexa Conversations; developers interested in integrating with public APIs such as real estate listings and stock market prices. Readers will need to have basic Python skills.




Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Simon A. Kingaby
Publisher: Apress
Published: 11/17/2021
ISBN: 9781484274484
Pages: 415
Weight: 1.67lbs
Size: 10.00h x 7.00w x 0.89d