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From the Amazon Alexa Developer Blog, guest contributor and Bespoken founder and CEO, John Kelvie shows us why testing and automation matter to build engaging Alexa skills.

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Take a look at how the voice community reacted to Alexa, Google Home, and AI making appearances in the 2018 Super Bowl commercials.

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voice first conferences

Attending a few voice-first conferences and events – in this particular year – is likely to benefit you for years to come. See the list of 20 conferences and events happening around the world. Read more.

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For those working on Alexa skills we salute you! Also, we support you. Here’s how to start using the Bespoken Proxy (bst proxy) step-by-step.

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alexa skill building

Select a winner of the Bespoken Alexa skill building hackathon. Choose your favorite skill, and find out what to expect when building voice apps. See more.

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Introducing the Human Operating System and why two billion voice devices is not the ceiling – it’s the floor. Read this and more about voice here.

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automation

Alexa skill automation has not been the first order of business for voice app developers. For many, the code and UX come first. Well, not anymore.

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Perform automated testing for Alexa skills – no speaking out loud necessary. Tests are automatically run against Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and your skill.

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Neglect of traditional metrics will lead to mistakes that will negatively impact your voice app performance and engagement. Avoid these mistakes, and read more.

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