Did something change today? Nothing works anymore.
Last night my skill was working perfectly. This morning I try to launch it and nothing works. I said the launch command ten minutes ago and my echo is still just "spinning" the blue light at the top with no signs of stopping. The skill test page eventually gives me an error 500. My https endpoint is up and running just fine when I test it in a browser. The request appears to not even reach my endpoint so it can't be something on my end. This is extremely frustrating. Is anyone else having issues with their skills this morning?
Yep, all my lambda based skills are borked this morning as well. I get really limited time to work on these. Total pain that the one time I have to work on them, I can't, because Amazon has a problem. >_<
Thanks jjaquinta for confirming that it "isn't just me". :-) Since you literally "wrote the book", I don't feel so bad. Community: What is the best alternative to an AWS Lambda function, and what's the easiest route to a hello world there? Does one just need to implement some kind of restful API---and is there an example of doing something like that on Heroku, for instance? And... since heroku services come with https out of the box, does that take care of the SSL certificate issue, or no?
Also: Why am I coming up as "Amazon Customer"? I put my real name in everywhere I can find to put it in. The control panel here has "Amazon Customer" as an non-editable field. I tried changing it on my Amazon profile page, but it didn't propagate back to here (maybe it is just caching...)
Hey everyone, We're aware of the issues here and are working on fixes, but I thought I'd provide an update on the current status. There is a known issue where users are not able to create new Lambda functions under specific conditions. Specifically, when you try to create a lambda function with a blueprint such as alexa-skills-color-expert as well as upload the source. The current workaround is to create a Lambda function without uploading the source. Once the function has been created successfully, you can then upload the code. There were also widespread AWS issues over the weekend. AWS outages and issues are reported publicly at
http://status.aws.amazon.com/ for your convenience. Since only us-east-1 was affected by Lambda issues, you were still able to create functions in us-west-2, but that region is not currently supported for Alexa Skills. Please let us know if there's any other issues you're experiencing or if you're having issues with the workaround. Thanks, Nick
Hi everyone, If you have issue creating a Lambda function with blueprint as well as upload the source code, you can clear the code in the code editor before upload the source code. This is a temporary workaround on the Lambda console. Best, -Weijie