Patrick McKenzie on the Ins and Outs of Job Searching for Engineers

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Patrick McKenzie is the CEO and Cofounder of Starfighters whose mission is to “unbreak dev hiring.” He’ll be speaking at SIGNAL, our developer conference for communications May 24-25th in San Francisco. If you’d like to come to Signal and meet Patrick along with 2000 other developers, register here and use the promocode PATIO11 for $100 off your ticket. Last week, Patrick graced us with his presence on Twilio Radio…. Read More

Add Chat to a Rails App with Twilio IP Messaging

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There’s more to chat than sending messages back and forth. There’s chat history, typing indicators, read receipts and integrating with third party software. On top of all that, there’s making sure it all works across both web and mobile devices. Twilio IP Messaging is a set of APIs and SDKs that provide everything you need to build cross-platform messaging. In this tutorial we’ll get started with IP Messaging by adding simple chat… Read More

Security Update On SSL Certificate Validation

Over the past couple months, Twilio has been testing additional safeguards and checks around SSL certificate validation. During the week of October 12th 2015, we deployed a change to our HTTP proxies to validate SSL certificates. This feature is enabled by default for all new accounts. We have deployed a change to our Account Portal so developers can choose to enable this validation.   What is… Read More

Getting Started with Clojure

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JavaScript has been my go-to language for quite some time now and before that it was Ruby. Both of these languages have a lovely dash of functional programming that I’ve toyed with here and there. It seems functional concepts are becoming more and more prominent amongst the JS community with projects like Redux and Immutable.js gaining popularity. I recently decided to take the dive into functional programming. A… Read More

Two Factor Authentication in Rails 4 with Devise, Authy and Puppies

Passwords aren’t enough any more. Keeping user data safe is hard enough without users themselves choosing the worst passwords in the world. Yes, “123456” has topped the list of most commonly used password of the year again. Two factor authentication keeps your users’ accounts secure by requiring a second factor of authentication, something a user has (their phone) as well as something they know (their password)…. Read More

Setting Up Trello SMS Alerts with Twilio and Zapier

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“At work, nothing can be said to be certain except blog posts and adventure time gifs.” When I’m not busy butchering Benjamin Franklin quotes, I help manage Twilio’s blog. Blog posts, drafts, and ideas for posts are constantly in flux. To keep tabs on the whole operation, I use a project management tool called Trello. Trello looks like a digital corkboard for you and your team’s… Read More

Promises, Promises: Oddly Studios Builds A Photobooth with NodeJS, RaspberryPis and Twilio MMS

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The team from Oddly Studios flew across Canada with 4 RaspberryPis, 4 big LCD screens, 4 iPads, and one Ubuntu PC in tow. This was all they needed to build and deploy a Twilio MMS powered photobooth. An automobile manufacturer in the Big Three wanted to use the photobooth alongside their feature attraction at Calgary Stampede, a rodeo expo show. Oddly Studio’s client built out a… Read More

Announcing New Transparency Report & Privacy Notices

We believe in “no shenanigans” when it comes to data privacy. In that spirit, we’d like to draw your attention to two documents: our transparency report for the second half of 2015 and our revised Privacy Notices. Twilio Transparency Report – Second Half of 2015 The objective of our semi-annual transparency report is to inform you of the total volume of government requests for information received by… Read More

Pure Chat Focuses On Code To Perfect Live Chat Customer Experience

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Great conversations don’t start with a robot intermediary. This may explain why customers are reticent to thumb through twisted phone trees, or browse through thin FAQ pages. When they need something, they want a real human with real answers to their questions. “It’s all about starting conversations in the most familiar, authentic way,” says Lindsay Bayuk. Lindsay helps build the software that fosters conversations between customer… Read More