I am currently working on a project implementing an Alexa Skill with Alexa Skills Kit SDK for NodeJS, using the Progressive Response API and the AudioPlayer API. I was looking for a test framework supporting both of these APIs. I also wanted this framework to be able to simulate an entire conversation with the skill, and I wanted those tests automated to detect when I have regressions.

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Comparing existing solutions

I first looked at Amazon’s Alexa Simulator. This is the recommended solution by Amazon for testing a skill. The problem is that the Simulator seems to focus on the integration with Alexa displays…

Benoit Zhong

Software Engineer, Voice Assistants @ Mozilla. Student @ INSA Lyon/Chalmers - https://zhong.fr

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