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What is Alexa?

It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
Alexa is a tool in the Voice AI category of a tech stack.

Who uses Alexa?

Companies
7 companies reportedly use Alexa in their tech stacks, including PlayAsYouGo, development, and Platform.

Developers
214 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Alexa.

Alexa Integrations

Power BI, Raspberry Pi, Todoist, Voiceflow, and Remember The Milk are some of the popular tools that integrate with Alexa. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Alexa.
Decisions about Alexa

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Alexa in their tech stack.

Arthur Boghossian
DevOps Engineer at PlayAsYouGo · | 3 upvotes · 142K views

For our Compute services, we decided to use AWS Lambda as it is perfect for quick executions (perfect for a bot), is serverless, and is required by Amazon Lex, which we will use as the framework for our bot. We chose Amazon Lex as it integrates well with other #AWS services and uses the same technology as Alexa. This will give customers the ability to purchase licenses through their Alexa device. We chose Amazon DynamoDB to store customer information as it is a noSQL database, has high performance, and highly available. If we decide to train our own models for license recommendation we will either use Amazon SageMaker or Amazon EC2 with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and AWS ASG as they are ideal for model training and inference.

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Alexa Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Alexa?
Echo
It is a high performance, extensible, minimalist web framework for Go (Golang).
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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Alexa's Followers
201 developers follow Alexa to keep up with related blogs and decisions.