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Who should read this book

By the end of this book, I want you to be able to build voice applications for both Alexa and the Google Assistant platforms. I want you to understand the code necessary, and I want you to understand how information moves through a request between human and computer. Finally, I want you to understand the principles that provide a strong voice user experience.

To learn all of this, we’ll build a number of voice applications. Therefore, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn by doing and who has at least a basic understanding of programming. We’ll use JavaScript as our language of choice, although you don’t need to understand advanced JavaScript to follow along. I want you to focus on what we are doing to build the voice applications, so sometimes, I’ll explain portions of the JavaScript code that might be unfamiliar to those who don’t use the language regularly. Nonetheless, this book does not try to teach JavaScript.

How this book is organized: A roadmap

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