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development getting started step by step

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development getting started step by step
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:42:44 pm »
I just got my echo. 8) I'm a bit behind on the latest development tools.

I'm looking for a step by step cookbook tutorial to be able to run the hello world skill (after making a minor edit so I know my version runs), including all the things I would need to install (on my windows 10 pc, or inside a ubuntu linux vmware virtual machine).

I've got as far as creating a github account so I could download the sample code.

After that, I would next like to take the more complex scorekeeper skill and turn it into a calorie counting skill. I want to be able to tell alexa "I just ate a 300 calorie bagel" and have it keep a running total with a log (if I ask for one) on my android phone.

I bought the 99c kindle book "how to program the amazon echo..." but didn't find anything I could use to get started.


Re: development getting started step by step
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 10:36:48 pm »
Yes, I found those, however they are out of date. Several items mentioned are no longer as specified in the tutorial.

I guess this is the price one pays for a constantly updating system. But I'm going to move on before I'm accused of complaining again.


Re: development getting started step by step
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 06:48:29 pm »
That really is the best resource to learn how to program a Skill

In terms of everything you need to know, it is all online. Though you will never find a single guide that covers everything.

Just start, when you get stuck then you learn what you need to learn.

I know it is vague, but a big part of being a developer these days is being able to teach yourself.

The above gives you plenty of resources you can read, keep reading what different people say and you will start to gain an understanding about how it all works together.

Good luck.