This Amazon Alexa sample code demonstrates simple access to Alexa Skills for Hello World. Alexa Skills is a set of API interfaces that allows you to build activity skills for services, devices and applications. The Skills Kit are resources that allows you to develop integrations for Amazon's Echo Device voice service, Alexa. This includes skills for playing music, setting an alarm, having a conversation and more. Amazon is an Ecommerce, Business and Web Service Platform that provides electronic commerce and cloud computing services.
API developer skills will continue to be in ever-growing demand as infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT) takes shape. The new Xively API provides an opportunity for all developers to sharpen their skills around Web API and to learn how to develop new tools that make use of connected objects.
Now-a-days every single CIO, CTO, or business executive that I speak to is captivated by these three new technologies: Big Data, API management and IoTs (Internet of Things). Every single organizational executive that I speak with confirms that they either have current projects that are actively using these technologies, or they are in the planning stages and are about to embark on the mission soon.