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How can I create a skill that processes some html data every X seconds?

hello everyone, does anyone have any advice on how to implement the part concerning data access every X seconds?

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Andy Whitworth answered

You're going to have to provide more info than that.

But skill sessions are intended to be short interactions. If you want to process (scrape?) html on a repeating schedule then implementing that as a standalone service/application would seem more sensible with whatever results you are looking for persisted into a datastore (dynamoDB ?) which the skill sessions can also access.

All depends upon what you're looking to achieve but regular polling of a website from within a skill session isn't a pattern which will work.

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