Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.Developers with an active Alexa skill —  a service that expands the capabilities of the virtual assistant — can apply for $100 in Amazon Web Services credits every month to help pay for what they’ve built.

After that, they can receive up to $100 per month in additional credits if they incur usage charges for their skills.[ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]
The credits are meant to build on AWS’s existing Free Tier, which offers developers a small bundle of free services every month, but charges them for any usage that goes over those low caps.

According to a blog post by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, the move is supposed to make it free for developers to operate most Alexa skills.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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