Three tips for coding with Alexa SMAPI SDK

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The SMAPI SDK makes it easier than ever to build Alexa skill management and reporting functions into web, mobile, and desktop apps using one of the supported languages (Node.js, Python, and Java). By Greg Bulmash.

The Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) provides a REST-based API to do anything with your skills that you can do with the Alexa Skills Kit Command Line Interface (ASK CLI) or the Alexa developer console. In fact, a lot of the functionality of both utilize it.

Recently, Amazon released the Alexa SMAPI SDK to make incorporating the Skill Management API into your code easier. This blog post offers some tips for working with the SDK, by walking through the NodeJS example scripts in the Alexa Cookbook SMAPI SDK demo.

The article then deals with:

  • Setup (including the demo from the Alexa Cookbook on Github)
  • Integrate login with Amazon into your code
  • Running the listSkills.js sample
  • Running the getMetrics.js sample
  • Get started with the SMAPI SDK today

You will also get links to more resources and reading so you can really become Alexa skills ninja in a jiffy. Great read!

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