This is a guest blog post by Thorsten Hoeger, CEO and cloud consultant at Taimos. He is also an AWS Community Hero. As a supporter of open source software, Thorsten is maintaining or contributing to several projects on GitHub, like test frameworks for AWS Lambda, Amazon Alexa, or developer tools for AWS CloudFormation.
With Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa it is possible to write your own features to provide custom functionality to your users. These additional features are called skill, and there are tens of thousands available in the Alexa Skill Store.