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This is the final post in a step-by-step Alexa skill creation guide: Introduction Set up Accounts Create the Interaction Model Create the Intent Handler Test the Skill (this post) In this post we’ll go back to the developer site and finish configuring the skill.  Once that’s done, we’ll look at a few ways to test […]

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This is the second post in a step-by-step Alexa skill creation guide: Introduction Set up Accounts (this post) Create the Interaction Model Create the Intent Handler Test the Skill In this post we’ll walk through setting up your Amazon developer account and creating an AWS account.  The process is fairly straight-forward, so if you’d like […]

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Last week Amazon accepted my first Alexa skill into the skill store, yay!  The ReactJS Dallas skill lets users ask about upcoming events for the ReactJS Dallas Meetup group, which one of my co-workers organizes.  After users link their meetup accounts to the skill, they can RSVP for events and have calendar invitations emailed to […]

ASP.NET Core Localization – Culture

Globalization is the process of designing or retrofitting an application so that it is capable of supporting multiple cultures (languages and regions).  Localization is the process of adding the resources needed for the application to support a specific culture.  This is commonly thought of as providing text translations for the culture’s language, but it also […]