tag: alexa

Optimizing Alexa lambda functions

30 Jul, 2017 - 2 minutes

A basic NodeJS Alexa fact skill based on the fact template builds to a 4.5 MB deployment package (and that is with best zip compression). This is way too much for code which does just spit out a random string.

Alexa Developer T-Shirts

26 Mar, 2017 - 1 minutes

So I got one of those T-Shirts Amazon offered for Alexa Skill developers in Germany. Quite cool design, and those binary numbers on the front apparently were supposed to mean something. Actually supposed is the key word here, as it seems someone over at Amazon did produce a typo ;-)