What if you’re not GDPR ready?

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As your inbox can attest, the May 25 deadline for GDPR is upon us. We recently hosted a #TwilioChat with Sheila Jambekar, Associate General Counsel at Twilio, to answer questions from our community about GDPR. Here’s a quick recap:  What happens if a company not GDPR ready by the May 25 deadline? No one can say for sure. The regulators will likely give you credit for working on… Read More

Build a Cellular Connected Raspberry Pi Fax Machine

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Here at Twilio, one of our core objectives is to inspire and equip you to you build new things – even just for fun. Our latest experiment along those lines? A cellular connected portable fax machine. You heard that right: a fax machine! While a fax machine probably won’t be the next hit holiday gift, we think it’s great inspiration for  your next IoT project. What you’ll need… Read More

Announcing Programmable Video Recording Compositions API

We are excited to announce that the Recording Composition API is now available in Public Beta. It enables you to transcode, combine and mix your Group Room Video Recordings through an API. What are compositions? Twilio Group Room Video Recordings are stored as individual media files, containing either audio or video tracks because we don’t make any assumptions about how our customers want to use their recordings. Separating audio and video guarantees… Read More

How to receive a POST request with server side Swift using Vapor

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After displaying text on a web page, receiving a POST request is the “Hello, World” v2 of building a web app. Let’s walk through how to do that using the popular server side Swift web framework, Vapor. Swift Package Manager For this project we’re going to use Swift Package Manager to set everything up and install dependencies. Make sure you have Swift 4.0 or greater installed before moving on…. Read More

User Secrets in a .NET Core Console App

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Ever had that sinking moment of realisation when you push your secrets to GitHub?  I have and I doubt I’m the only one. There are many reasons why you wouldn’t want your sensitive configurations shared and I’m not just talking about on GitHub.  Members of a development team may not use the same test databases or connection strings.  Maybe the dev team only has access to… Read More

User Secrets in a .NET Core Web App

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Ever had that sinking moment of realisation when you push your secrets to GitHub?  I have and I doubt I’m the only one. There are many reasons why you wouldn’t want your sensitive configurations shared and I’m not just talking about on GitHub.  Members of a development team may not use the same test databases or connection strings.  Maybe the dev team only has access to… Read More

Generating Music with Sonic Pi and Ruby

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Sonic Pi is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing music in Ruby. I write code with Ruby using the Sonic Pi IDE and sample myself screaming over it with Audacity under the artist name Messica Arson. The sound I create is very much inspired by the strange sounds of noise music combined with my screams I perfected while fronting a punk band. In this tutorial we’ll walk… Read More

Screen capture in Microsoft Edge

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We’ve looked before at how to capture a user’s screen in Chrome and Firefox. Good news, another browser has support now, Microsoft’s Edge. Let’s see how we can capture the screen with Edge. What you need The latest version of Edge, which is currently version 42 with EdgeHTML version 17 (if you’re on a Mac like me, you can get a free virtual machine with Windows 10… Read More