Yeah, changed to Skills so they could use the cute ASK acronym. Personally, I think it's awkward. The word "Skill" doesn't map to anything users or developers are familiar with, so it's confusing. But oh well, ASK is cute :)
Also, I see a Node.js library now, for creating Skills in Lambda. That's great, but it would have been nice to know that this was coming. One way to annoy early developers is to build something that stomps all over what they have been working on and makes it obsolete. IMO, my Node.js wrapper around the ASK API is more useful than the provided library. But I'm hesitant to invest too much time into anything if Amazon will just swoop in and stomp on what I've done. Something to keep in mind, Amazon.
Matt: I would say stop being melodramatic. If you can make a better one then please do. The Node.js community would not be what it is if people didn't constantly come forward and make what they feel is a better product! I'm still waiting for your Lambda-compatible Node module. Any idea when you might release that version?
Download the Node examples from this page:
https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/using-the-alexa-skills-kit-samples-node And then each of the examples has an "AlexaSkill.js" file that is a Node module. I'd like to publish that module to NPM, but it is unclear to me whether or not the "Program Materials License Agreement" that governs the use of those examples permits that. I'll just have to That's another reason to continue with your work Matt! I'd love a module published in an open license like MIT so I don't have to have any concerns about using it.
> Matt: I would say stop being melodramatic. Point taken. Not trying to be, just voicing some thoughts :) > I'm still waiting for your Lambda-compatible Node > module. Any idea when you might release that version? Hopefully tomorrow. I have it working, including automated generation of the schema definition and sample utterances. I need to update the documentation and examples, then build a sample app using it to make sure it all works correctly. It should take just a few more hours of work.