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Article: Book Review: Alexa Skills Projects by Madhur Bhargava

In November 2014, Amazon announced Alexa, alongside Echo, its complementary hardware device to enable conversational applications between humans and machines. Users interact with Alexa by issuing commands and in return Amazon will try to fulfill that request and provide a response. Common use cases include getting the weather, the score to a sporting event or playing a song from a popular music streaming service.

Amazon has created a developer platform that allows developers to build skills that users can interact with through Amazon devices, such as the Echo. By allowing third parties to build their own skills, the Amazon platform continues to grow, including in the areas of home automation where users can configure integrations with platforms including Belkin, IFTTT, Uber and Nest to name a few.

InfoQ recently had the opportunity to interview Madhur Bhargava who wrote a book on ...

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