It’s now Monday night and I still can’t quite piece together the last couple of days properly. I went from 7am Saturday until midnight Sunday without sleep, but I wanted to experience the whole thing at least once. Bottom line? I have no idea what I’m going to write –… Read more »
Amazon have just announced the Alexa Sound Library To use these sounds Amazon tell you to add an SSML Audio tag. I submitted SSML support as a PR to Alexa.NET a while back, so to use these new sounds just use the following code after adding a package reference to… Read more »
I had a request come through regarding one of my NuGet packages yesterday. It’s primarily a wrapper around an API, and there was a problem with it deserializing one of the requests – the user was seeing the API perform the call (it altered the server resource) but it was… Read more »
Amazon have recently enabled access for developers to send push notifications to users through Alexa. I’ve been waiting for this for months, because there was a particular use case I wanted to work on. The idea is a straight forward one. A person has a button – in this case… Read more »
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Update April 2018: Added StateManagement and Gadgets now work with the Skill Beta. There have been a lot of “year in review” posts popping up. This isn’t one of them. I might think about writing one – but this is more of a mission statement. Two things have happened to… Read more »
I’ve gone more than 24 hours without writing a single line of code, without drawing a flow diagram or opening up Google Keep and writing a list of requirements for some random idea I’ve just had. This is strange for me; writing code at the end of the day is… Read more »
When .NET libraries started to aim for the .NET Standard versions rather than particular Framework Versions, it’s fair to say that there was a lot of confusion about what that meant for the people writing the code. What I’m starting to see now though is that people think they’re on-board,… Read more »
I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at OAuth2 recently, both from a provider and consumer point of view. As a provider, one of the first things I saw as an architectural issue was the concept of different grant types (authorization_code, implicit etc.) being treated as a parameter within… Read more »
It’s been over a year since I’ve touched this blog. I’ve changed, tech has changed, I view the idea of blogging very differently. That said, I’ve never managed to stick with it before – so watch this space!