ASK SDK Express Adapter package is an extension package, that will let skill developers use ASK SDK package in their express application. It provides an easy way to register and use skills as custom webservices.
If you want to host a skill as webservice but without usage of express framework. You can still use this package and import SkillRequestSignatureVerifier and TimestampVerifier to validate request signature and request timestamp.
What is ASK SDK v2 for Node.js
The ASK SDK v2 for Node.js is an open-source Alexa CustomSkill Development Kit. ASK SDK v2 for Node.js makes it easier for you to build highly engaging skills, by allowing you to spend more time on implementing features and less on writing boiler-plate code.
ASK SDK Express Adapter package is an addon package for the core SDK ('ask-sdk-core') and thus has peer dependency of the core SDK package. From within your NPM project, run the following commands in the terminal to install them:
npm install --save ask-sdk-core
npm install --save ask-sdk-express-adapter
Usage and Getting Started
You can find a getting started guide here.
Usage with TypeScript
The ASK SDK Express Adapter package for Node.js bundles TypeScript definition files for use in TypeScript projects and to support tools that can read .d.ts files. Our goal is to keep these TypeScript definition files updated with each release for any public api.
Before you can begin using these TypeScript definitions with your project, you need to make sure your project meets a few of these requirements:
- Use TypeScript v2.x
- Include the TypeScript definitions for node. You can use npm to install this by typing the following into a terminal window:
npm install --save-dev @types/node
To use the TypeScript definition files within a Node.js project, simply import ask-sdk-express-adapter as below:
In a TypeScript file:
import * as Adapter from 'ask-sdk-express-adapter';
const Adapter = require('ask-sdk-express-adapter');
For bug reports, feature requests and questions, we would like to hear about it. Search the existing issues and try to make sure your problem doesn’t already exist before opening a new issue. It’s helpful if you include the version of the SDK, Node.js or browser environment and OS you’re using. Please include a stack trace and reduced repro case when appropriate, too.
This SDK is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, see LICENSE for more information.