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LinkedIn Learning

Building Advanced Alexa Skills

via LinkedIn Learning


Leverage the developer tooling provided by Amazon to build advanced Alexa skills. Learn how to work with ASK CLI, build narrative game skills with the Skill Flow Builder, and more.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
1. Setup
  • Creating Amazon accounts
  • Software setup
2. Using the ASK CLI
  • What is the ASK CLI?
  • Install the ASK CLI
  • Create, deploy, and test using ASK CLI
  • Making updates and test
3. Skill Flow Builder
  • What is the Skill Flow Builder?
  • Installing the Skill Flow Builder Editor
  • Skill Flow Builder developer setup
4. Building a Skill with Skill Flow Builder
  • Jungle Escape skill overview
  • Skill Flow Builder Editor tour
  • Creating the beginning of the skill
  • Testing the beginning of the skill
  • Choosing your initial path
  • Testing path selection
  • Doing battle
  • Testing the battle scenes
  • Final escape scene
  • Testing the final escape
5. Deploying a Skill Built with Skill Flow Builder
  • Previewing with the simulator
  • Preparing your skill for deployment
  • Testing in the Alexa Developer Console
6. Enhancing Skills with Images and Sound
  • Adding images and sound effects
  • Complete media enhancements
  • Testing enhancements
7. Alexa Presentation Language (APL)
  • What is the APL?
  • Using the APL authoring tool
8. Building an APL Skill
  • Capital Trivia skill setup
  • Skill code overview
  • Initial skill demo
  • Review APL templates
  • Adding APL
  • Complete APL changes
  • Final skill test
  • Closing

Taught by

Lee Assam


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