Make Phone Calls with Twilio, Blazor & C#

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In this blog post, we are going to use Blazor to build a simple web page that makes telephone calls straight from your browser with C# and Twilio. What is Blazor you ask? It is a new experimental framework that allows developers to build web applications using HTML, C#, and WebAssembly. With WebAssembly, your browser downloads the web application’s binaries from the server and runs the… 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

Going Serverless with Twilio and .NET

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Ahh the holidays are here. Christmas time makes me think of classic songs like Happy Holidays, Silver Bells, or It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could crowdsource the music selection at holiday gatherings? This sounds like the perfect candidate for a serverless application powered by Twilio & Spotify. In this post, we will walk through creating an Azure… Read More

Testing Twilio SMS Requests for .NET Applications with the Rider REST Client

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We can use the Twilio Nuget package to write applications that work with the Twilio SMS API, but what if we want to experiment with the API in our IDE? If that IDE happens to be JetBrains Rider, there is an easy way to do this. Rider is a cross-platform .NET IDE that builds on technology from ReSharper and IntelliJ IDEA. This provides the best of two worlds: excellent… Read More

Porting a Twilio MMS app to .NET Core with Visual Studio Code

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What are We Doing I’ve been a huge .NET fan since the days of .NET Framework 1.1. A number of years and upgrades later, Microsoft turned things up by introducing .NET Core and Visual Studio Code, allowing developers to write and run code from wherever we want without sacrificing productivity, security, or performance. If you’re asking the question, “Well, what does .NET Core do for me?”,… Read More

Deploy .NET Core with Docker and now.sh

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Bundling up your application into a Docker container has many benefits including making deployments really easy without being bound to a particular cloud host. In this post we will containerize a .NET Core application and deploy it using Docker. Setup Before we can get started we need a couple of dependencies installed. Make sure you have the latest .NET Core SDK installed. You can download the SDK for your operating… Read More