5 More Reasons You Should Bring Your Engineers To SIGNAL

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In just 16 weeks, SIGNAL is coming back to San Francisco May 24th and 25th. We got a brand new venue at Pier 27, killer new lineup of over 100 speakers, and barrels brimming with new shenanigans we have in store for our favorite shindig of the season. Last year, I shared a few reasons why I thought you should join us at SIGNAL with your whole team… Read More

Introducing Volume Pricing For Recording Storage

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Today, we are happy to introduce volume pricing for call recording storage. This means that, as your volume grows, you will be charged less and less per minute to store recordings. Don’t worry if your volume is still low, the first 10,000 stored minutes of recordings per month are free for you to play with. Call recordings are a precious mine of information about your customers…. Read More

Developer Contest: Show Off Your IP Messaging Hacks

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Let’s celebrate IP Messaging with an old-fashioned Twilio contest. Spend the rest of the month working on your sickest, most mind-blowing hack and then submit it here. If you use IP Messaging, you’re eligible for the grand prize: BB-8 Life-Size Aluminum LED Floor Lamp One ticket to SIGNAL, our developer conference for communications, May 24-25th at Pier 27 in San Francisco $100 in Twilio credit Bonus… Read More

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

Patrick McKenzie speaking at the Business of Software conference

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