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Hello World with Node-RED & Bluemix

[b]Guide Title:[/b] Hello World with Amazon Echo, Node-RED, and IBM Bluemix [b]Description:[/b] This 11 minute video steps a user through the creation of a Hello World skill using the visual programming tool Node-RED running on IBM Bluemix. It introduces the call flow, intent schema, and utterances. It then shows the building of the app, doing routing based on request type and intent name before formatting the response message. Finally, it shows how to register your skill, test, and debug it. [b]URL: [/b] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt26Tnhdu80 [b]Related Information:[/b] IBM Bluemix: http://bluemix.net Node-RED Starter boilerplate: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/starters/node-red-starter/ [b]Contact Info: [/b] Jason Hunt Twitter: @DJHunt
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This is really great. I had been mentally designing a graphical editor for creating Alexa skills. But this does about 80% of what I was thinking of out of the box. So I needn't bother anymore. I've found IBM Bluemix an awful lot easier to deal with the Amazon's services. (But I work for IBM, so I might be biased!) I may definitely play with this for my next simple skill. One note: the free SSL certificate you get with Bluemix is OK for testing, but I don't think it will work for an official deployment. However I do remember a feature on Bluemix where you can upload your own certificate which should get around that.
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Glad you liked it! You're right that there is a way to upload your own SSL certificate (and use your own domain name) within Bluemix. That is outlined here: https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/2014/09/28/ssl-certificates-bluemix-custom-domains/
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