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Mehrdad M asked

Test a Skill with Echo Device without submitting that for certification.

Hi. I have a general question. Can I create and test a Skill with Echo device without publishing that for certification?
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Matt Farley answered
Yes
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The Stig answered
Yes. After you enable the skill in the developer portal you will see it listed in the "Skills" section of your Echo app.
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DL answered
How can I have other people in my company test it?
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jjaquinta answered
It depends on what sort of testing you want to do. You can do a wide variety of testing with the Echo Simulator in this project here: https://github.com/jjaquinta/EchoSim Anyone can test your skill with that, as long as they can reach your endpoint. So you can even do it pre-release. It will help you test the logic and functionality of your skill. It won't help you test how well The Echo pronounces your text and recognizes your utterances. There's a web version here: http://echosim.mybluemix.net/ Depending on how organized you want to be, there's a whole section on testing Echo skills in my book: http://www.amazon.com/How-Program-Amazon-Echo-Development-ebook/dp/B011J6AP26 It's overkill if you just want to do some basic testing. But if you have a QA team that's struggling working out how to create a test plan for your skill, it should give you some good guidance. (It doesn't cover test suites, which is a new feature in EchoSim. But that will be in the next version of the book later this month.)
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