All Alexa developers are going to get a clean console with this change. Main advantages that I see are

  1. No need to switch between Alexa and AWS consoles
  2. Most the endpoint configs and other settings are done automatically.
  3. Much improved code editor and sdk.

I tried rewriting my old skill with the new SDK and code editor and it works cool, it took me just 10 mins to rewrite. Great going… read more herehttps://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/afa8c3b3-945c-4721-8363-44394ed4729c/alexa-hosted-skills-beta-is-now-available-to-all-developers