Coding Love

Everybody needs a little code love in their life.

July 13, 2020

Website Accessibility

A large number of people globally have a disability that makes websites inaccessible to them, unless we do a little bit of extra work to ensure all our users can access our content. Unfortunately, this key piece of web development is often overlooked.

May 24, 2020

Alexa Slots, Part 2

Amazon has a large number of predefined slot types for you to use in your Alexa skill but there will undoubtedly be times when you need something more specific. Learn how easy it is to create custom slots to easily identify your users needs

May 09, 2020

Alexa Slots, Part 1

Grabbing a part of what a user says while using your Amazon Alexa skill is easy with slots. By using either predefined or custom slots, you can save parts of speech to variables that can be used at any point during the current session.

April 19, 2020

Work Locally on Your Alexa Skill

If you've created a Lambda function for you Alexa skill you can work in the AWS console but that's not the nicest experience, especially when you have a text editor configured exactly how you want it. Thankfully, it's simple to work locally and deploy.