FAQ: Speak, Listen & Reprompt - Review

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Introduction to Alexa

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I tried to follow this exercice.
I put this code into my lambda function on AWS :

"use strict";

var Alexa = require("alexa-sdk");

var handlers = {
  'LaunchRequest': function() {
    this.response.speak("Hello, Welcome to Codecademy. What do you think is Codecademy's most popular language?").listen("Tell me what you think is Codecademy's most popular language.");

  'LanguageIntent': function () {
    this.response.speak("Python is our most popular language.");

exports.handler = function(event, context, callback){
    var alexa = Alexa.handler(event, context);

I associate it with my Alexa skill using the ARN but when I test it (just say : “open Popular Language”, which is the waking word of my skill), the only response I get is :

There was a problem with the requested skill’s response

Does someone knows why I can’t launch my skill ?

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Same problem, do you figure it out?

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If somebody could give more detailed instructions on how to copy the code over that would be amazing.

Hello !

I don’t know if that have anything to do with it but when I was doing some research on Internet I found that : This version of the Alexa Skills Kit SDK is no longer supported. Please use the v2 release found here: https://github.com/alexa/alexa-skills-kit-sdk-for-nodejs

Source : https://www.npmjs.com/package/alexa-sdk

So I guess there are some changing to do on all the lesson… I’m trying something and I’ll let you know if it works

Hey !

You should watch here : https://developer.amazon.com/fr-FR/docs/alexa/custom-skills/handle-requests-sent-by-alexa.html#listen-and-reprompt