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When I got my first version of the Ask Teenage Daughter skill pushed into the Amazon Developer Portal, it seemed to be working fine when testing through the browser. However, when I began testing i...

Posted: 3/2/2017 7:00:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

If you’ve got an Alexa Skill running eventually you’ll create an updated version. You’ll probably want to test it out before it hits production right? I’m traditionally an enterprise developer, so ...

Posted: 3/6/2017 10:18:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

Now that I’ve got a development environment set up for my Alexa Skill on Azure, I wanted to put in some release management. As described in my earlier post, Synchronizing code between GitHub and VS...

Posted: 3/9/2017 6:10:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

Azure functions run and scale on demand. As a consequence of this, they will be removed from memory altogether if they are not called frequently enough, specifically after 15 minutes. Since we want...

Posted: 3/14/2017 7:15:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

In the long term, my vision is to have an Azure table hold every type of subject or activity that my skill has been asked about and then to be able to put custom responses into that table that the ...

Posted: 3/16/2017 7:02:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

A user pointed out to me recently that my site was not Feedly compliant. Although I use a different App to read news, I understand that it’s critical to push content into these mobile apps. In fact...

Posted: 3/28/2017 7:48:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

At this point Microsoft released Visual Studio and there was the telltale sign that the function project type was no longer supported. Worse yet, installing VS 2017 seemed to break compatibility wi...

Posted: 3/21/2017 6:00:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

In part 1 of my Alexa on Azure series, I covered web publishing from Visual Studio. Well with the switch to Visual Studio and precompiled functions, the technique has shifted a little. You can no l...

Posted: 3/23/2017 6:00:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments

I ran into this error and it took me waaaayy too many hours to troubleshoot. To cut to the chase, there are two versions of System.Net.Http. One that is part of the .NET Framework and comes with VS...

Posted: 3/30/2017 10:14:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments