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bespoken-tools v1.2.1

Tools for making Alexa development easier and more fun


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Rampage through code/test iterations for Alexa and Lambda development

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With Bespoken, develop faster and better. Do not slow-down for:

  • Time-consuming server deployments
  • Over-complicated and highly manual testing routines
  • Complex ffmpeg encoding and configuration

The command-line tools include:

  • Proxy - Easily debug Alexa requests by having them send directly to your laptop
  • Launch - Send a Launch Request to your Alexa skill
  • Utter and Intend - Send intents and utterances to your Alexa skill
  • Speak - Send a request directly an Alexa Virtual Device - uses the "real" Alexa! Magic!
  • Deploy - One-command deployment of Lambda functions

The library provides:

  • BSTAlexa - Alexa emulator for unit-testing and functional-testing of your skills
  • BSTEncode - Encodes audio files for use in SSML without pesky ffmpeg
  • Logless - Completely painless, serverless logging


For use of the CLI:

$ npm install bespoken-tools -g

For use of the Bespoken library (including Logless and the Emulator):

$ npm install bespoken-tools --save

For additional help, see Getting Started

Tutorials For Alexa Skills

Tutorials For Actions on Google

Tutorials For General Lambdas


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