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  • By Jonathan Young
    Send SMS Messages from Your Rails 5 Application with Twilio coffee-roast-varietals

    In the burgeoning world of coffee, there are many varietals of coffee roasts from many regions of the world. Your boss has tasked you to create an application for them to Create, Read, Update, and Destroy (CRUD) different coffee roasts. They have also informed you that they want to be notified via SMS every time a new coffee roast is added to their website in order to prevent their competitors from putting in fake coffee roasts.

    Today, we will create a very basic Rails 5 CRUD app entitled “Coffee Roasts” that will notify your boss via SMS whenever a new coffee roast is added to our website using Twilio’s SMS API.

    Initializing Our Rails Project

    First, let’s ensure that you have Ruby, Bundler, and Rails installed in order to set up a new project:

    gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3
    curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby
    gem …
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