Get Started with the Alexa Conversations Description Language
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Note: Alexa Conversations Description Language (ACDL) is offered as a beta and may change as we receive feedback and iterate on the feature.
After you understand how Alexa Conversations Description Language (ACDL) works and you are familiar with ACDL concepts, you're ready to set up your Command-Line Interface (CLI) environment and get familiar with the directory structure.
Note: Version 2.29 of the Alexa Skills Kit Command Line Interface (ASK CLI) is now available. This single tool lets you work with all Alexa skills, including Alexa Conversations Description Language (ACDL) skills, interaction model skills, and skills that use both. You can continue to use the current ASK CLI for ACDL, but it will no longer be updated. To get the latest supported features and functionality, use version 2.29 or later.
In this section
Set up the ASK CLI to Use ACDL – Steps to install and configure the Alexa Skills Kit Command-Line Interface (ASK CLI) to create Alexa Conversations skills with ACDL.
Understand the Directory Structure of ACDL – The directory structure of Alexa Conversations skills that you create by using an ASK CLI quick-start template.
FAQ on ACDL – Common questions about how to create and edit Alexa Conversations skills by using ACDL.
Last updated: Mar 28, 20213