Getting Started with Gradle and the Spark Framework

Spark and Gradle

One of the worst phrases I hear at student hackathons is “I can’t build a cool web app because I only know Java”. I see two solutions to this dilemma. We can either agree to hunker down and get started learning Ruby or Python or we can embrace existing knowledge and dissolve this misconception. Even a veteran might not associate Java with quickly spinning up a… Read More

How to Warm Transfer a Call with Java and Twilio Voice


Calling into customer support or similar support lines can lead to some not so great experiences. Often times I find myself being tossed back and forth between different agents with no context of who I am talking to and when I am being transferred. These kinds of calls feel a lot like this: A better way for agents to handle incoming callers is to use a… Read More

Child Processes, Streams, and Minecraft Server Management via Text Message using Node.js

Minecraft and Twilio - Together At Last

For a while now, I have been told by my nine year old son Emmett (right, dueling Darth Vader) that his social life was suffering because all of his friends at school are playing Minecraft but he wasn’t. While I was unmoved by Emmett’s peer pressure arguments, I had heard through other sources that Minecraft ends up being a pretty fun and creative game for kids…. Read More

Getting Started With Twilio and Java Play Framework


Version 2.3 of the Java Play Framework has recently been released with a move away from the ‘play’ command to the ‘activator’ command. TypeSafe UI has been bundled in as well as support for Java 8. The full announcement can be read here. It seems like a good time to take a look at using Twilio with Play Framework. Here’s is what we are going to… Read More

Announcing New Official Twilio Helper Libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java

Today we’re proud to announce the availability of our revamped Twilio helper libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java. Each of the libraries was written by a Twilio developer familiar with the language and framework of each respective library. As always, all of the libraries are open source and available on GitHub where they will be actively maintained and improved. In addition to new official… Read More

Calling all Java developers – Making voice calls and sending SMS messages with Java

Did you know that Twilio offers helper libraries in a variety of programming languages to simplify the process of connecting your web application to Twilio? Java developers can use the Twilio Java Library to simplify making calls to the Twilio REST API, as well as generation of TwiML responses. We recently updated our HowTo’s and example code to include several Java examples, and over the next… Read More