Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Java
The ASK SDK for Java 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.
To help you get started more with the SDK we have included several samples, references, and guides. We've collected links to all of them here to make them easy to find, as well as a description for what each document covers.
Setting Up The ASK SDK
This guide will show you how to include the SDK as a dependency in your Maven project.
Developing Your First Skill
Walks you through step-by-step instructions for building the Hello World sample.
Migrating To ASK SDK v2 For Java
This guide will show you how to migrate an existing skill in v1 to v2 SDK.
SDK Supported Alexa Capabilities
Provides a list of Alexa capabilities that are supported in the ASK SDK.
Covers how you can build request handlers to handle incoming requests, exception handlers to handle errors in your skill, and use request and response interceptors to perform tasks before or after handler execution.
Covers how skill attributes can be used on three different scopes (request, session and persistent), to store and retrieve skill data.
Alexa Service Clients
Covers how service clients can be used by your skill to access Alexa APIs.
Covers how the Response Builder can be used to easily compose multiple elements, like text, cards and audio, into a single response.
Describes how to use Skill builders to easily create a configured instance of the SDK.
Managing In-Skill Purchases
Covers how you can manage in-skill products and the purchase experience in your skills.
Describes how to host a skill as a web service.
Javadoc references from the latest version of the SDK.
Latest SDK Version
The ASK SDKs are updated frequently to support new ASK features. You can always find the most recent versions on GitHub:
Last updated: Mar 31, 2022