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APIs Build an Alexa Skill Testing and Publishing an Alexa Skill Testing an Alexa Skill

Alexander Sanchez
Alexander Sanchez
1,181 Points

Where does the response for an utterance come from? Alexa?

I think I missed this bit of information along the way or I just didn't get it. But, after I create a skill and lambda, created my intent schema, and now ready to test, where does the answer come from? For example, if I said, "Alexa, ask Treehouse for the definition of CSS," where does the definition come from? Does Alexa go online and look for the best response? Does she connect to a backend (e.g. Treehouse's) to get the definition? I missed this piece.

1 Answer

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

It comes from the skill service you upload to Lambda.

They are stored in the definitions.json :)