The use of the ESP8266 in the world of IoT

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By Cosmotion
#90366 Hi,
I am a newbie and have been trying to figure out if the following is possible. Forgive me if this is too basic or not the right forum.

I am using an ESP8266, and have been able to do simple things using fauxmo and MQTT. But i can't do this command:
"Alexa, Set DeviceA thingy to ValueA units".
I would like to set up 10 devices, and give them all unique names set by the user. For example, "Alexa, set Bob's thingy to 10 units" (where thingy and units will be preset and are part of the product).
It seems simple, but with the way skills are set up, i can't figure out if it's possible. What i need to know is
a) can it be done, and
b) where's the starting point (tutorial, documentation, blog...).