In recent years, Discord has become the central messaging platform for communities especially with the help of Discord bots. Through Discord’s extensive API, developers are able to build robust bots that are capable of various actions such as automating tasks and chatting with users.
With the gaining traction of Discord bots, I decided to think of ways that Twilio can be used alongside it. A fitting integration would be to use Twilio Programmable Messaging; you can communicate with those who don’t have Discord or SMS, or even be notified on important events such as if you’ve been mentioned or if members have left or joined your server.
In this article, you’ll learn how to build a Discord bot that’s able to notify you on important events on your server and allow you to send messages to your server all through SMS.
Here’s what you’ll need for this …
Although landlines have been decreasing in popularity with the rise of mobile phones, some households continue to use them as a primary means of contact. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 10.4% of adults aged 65 and older have a landline alone without mobile service. This demographic is important to account for when sending critical alerts and time-sensitive notifications to customers.
In this tutorial, we are going to build a demo that checks an end user’s phone number type and sends an instant alert as a voice call or SMS depending on whether the device is a landline or mobile. You can build this in the Twilio console or programmatically. We’ll use the console in this blog post.
What we will build
You can always count on the fact that I will get lost the first week of each college semester. I can have a physical copy of my schedule, my schedule set as my phone wallpaper, or a web page with my schedule pulled up. However, it can still take me a while to sift through webpages, find the building, search up the building, open up the directions, and then find the classroom.
With the new school semester coming around the corner, this problem came to mind during a coding workshop, and I programmed it in less than an hour. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Twilio SMS, Python, and Airtable to send you an SMS message of your classes with directions for the day, so you can find your classes on time.
To continue with this tutorial, you will need:
- Python 3.6 or higher installed on …
There are a number of reasons why a company might choose to build a customized SMS marketing solution. For example, they may need to integrate with an expanding MarTech stack or support high growth and expansion. But for other companies, out-of-the-box (OOTB) software may provide all they want and need.
Regardless of the final decision, there are some key factors that every business should consider before deciding whether to build or buy an SMS solution. But first, let’s talk about the difference between the two.
Building an SMS marketing solution
For purposes of this blog post, we define ‘Build’ as:
- An internal team of stakeholders is assembled for collaboration. This team generally includes marketing members as well as product managers, engineering leads, and sometimes IT.
- The business requirements are documented, while taking into consideration the immediate needs as well as future desires.
- A provider is selected. An example of a …
Visual Studio recently introduced a new feature called port tunneling. By using port tunneling, Visual Studio will create a new public URL (tunnel URL) for you, and HTTP requests sent to the tunnel URL will be forwarded to your ASP.NET Core project running on localhost.
Port tunneling has a lot of use cases. You could use this to easily test your web application on other devices like mobiles phone and tablets. You could also use this to make your application temporarily, publicly available for doing interactive demos and inviting your audience to participate.
How to use port tunneling with Twilio
The most exciting use case for Twilio is that you can use port tunneling to test webhooks. What are webhooks again?
"Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks. They are triggered by some event in a web application and can facilitate integrating different applications or third-party APIs, like Twilio." …
There I was, in a desolate cabin with nothing except my maladaptive daydreams, 2G coverage, and ingredients for the only dish I had ever managed to write down splayed out on the countertops. There was just one problem. After desperately rummaging through the rental’s kitchen cabinets, I found only a single tablespoon hanging lonesomely on an otherwise empty ring.
The proportions of ingredients were important in this dish, but I hadn’t actually sat down and memorized all the conversion rates before. Without internet service, not even Google could save me, but I did my best to eyeball it and make due.
It turned out terrible, and I vowed to never be in such a predicament again.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a one-time password (OTP) verification system in Django using Twilio. This application will allow users to select their preferred method of receiving the OTP.
Let’s talk about our main focus for this tutorial.
Our primary focus will be to make a pipeline of delivering OTPs and verifying them. That’s all we are going to do today.
What are we not going to do?
We will not make an entire Django user management and authentication system using the default Django login setup — we will be simply using cookies to see if the user is OTP verified or not.
Keeping these things in mind, let’s get started.
Linear regression is a common and useful approach for modeling the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. Its use spans many applications, such as economics, medicine, and science. Whether you're an expert in a lab or a beginner on a laptop, linear regression is a way to achieve valuable results built on relatively simple formulas.
In this tutorial, you will implement a linear regression model using Python and scikit-learn. To add more functionality, you will use Flask and Twilio's Programmable Messaging API to help you build your data and make predictions from the convenience of your phone.
To continue with this tutorial, you will need:
Texting is one of the most common forms of communication in the modern age. Twilio provides a simple and easy-to-use interface for sending SMS text messages through their SMS API.
In this tutorial, you’ll be using the Twilio SMS API to create your very own API texting service using Python and the FastAPI framework.
Additionally, you’ll also learn about testing backend servers created with FastAPI, as well as how to deploy the API to Heroku using Docker.
If you're unfamiliar, FastAPI is a Python web framework for creating fast API applications. FastAPI also has default integration with Swagger documentation and makes it easy to configure and update.
Docker, on the other hand, is an industry staple in software engineering, as it is one of the most popular containerization softwares out there. Docker is used for developing, deploying, and managing applications in virtualized environments called containers.
The main selling point …
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