Posted On: Dec 20, 2018

AWS CodeStar now lets you automatically create a new Alexa Skill from within your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. Previously, you needed to create the skill in the Alexa Skill console and link it with an AWS Lambda function in your AWS account. You would also need to manually register changes any time you updated your skill. These manual steps are no longer needed if you develop your Alexa Skills with CodeStar. To get started with Alexa skill templates on AWS CodeStar, go to our getting started guide to follow step by step instructions.

Additionally, both AWS CloudFormation and AWS CodePipeline now support Alexa Skills. This enables you to customize your deployment configurations with CloudFormation or utilize CodePipeline to bring continuous delivery to your development process. Visit our documentation to learn more about developing and deploying Alexa skills with AWS CodeStar, CloudFormation, and CodePipeline.  

Alexa Skill templates in AWS CodeStar are available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Ireland), US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) regions.