Dev Thoughts

Musings from my development journey.


ActionCable + Amazon Alexa


Talk given by Julian Cheal and Jonan Scheffler.

Intent schema

The intent schema allows you to setup a mapping for tasks that you want it to run. Example: deploying an application to heroku

This Interaction Model is a combination of JSON and text data.

Here is a reference for the interaction model with the custom data types: Alexa Skills Kit Custom Interaction Model Reference.

An additional resource is the Speechrecognizer Requests



  1. Connection
  2. Channel
  3. Consumer
  4. Create subscriptions to specific channels

Alexa on Rails


Practical Ideas

  1. Connect to any outside API
  2. Wire up to Rails application