The Runtime Handler is a necessary dependency for any Twilio Function to be able to execute. It bootstraps the environment for your Function, manages the initialization of the Twilio Client, injects the Runtime Client into scope for your convenience, and other critical functions.
We follow the principle of Semantic Versioning to the best of our ability. We will only introduce breaking changes in major releases, new functionality in minor releases, and backwards compatible bug fixes in patch releases.
|1.1.1||Bug fixes and minor improvements|
|1.1.0||The Twilio library is now lazy-loaded to improve the cold start time of Functions|
|1.0.2||Provides fixes for bugs in the local development environment|
|1.0.1||The default, initial release of the Runtime Handler|
It is important to set the correct version of the Runtime Handler, especially if you want to take advantage of the latest features. The process of setting the version varies depending on whether you're developing using the Console, or programmatically such as with the Serverless Toolkit. Both methods are described below.
The version of Runtime Handler must be exact, such as
1.1.0. Version ranges are not supported.
For example, attempting to use
^1.0.1 will fail when attempting to deploy
If your Function has been created and is managed entirely through the Console, you can set the version of
@twilio/runtime-handler via the UI. To begin, navigate to the Function Editor for the Service that you want to update. Then complete the following steps:
- Under Settings, click on Dependencies. This will open a new tab in the editor, which contains a list of your Node version as well as all npm modules and their versions
- Click the Edit button for
@twilio/runtime-handler, enter your desired version, and click Update
- When ready, click the Deploy All button to deploy your Service with the updated Runtime Handler in place
If your Function was created and is maintained using the Serverless Toolkit, the process of updating the Runtime Handler can be done locally using your CLI.
- Open your project directory in your terminal, and run the following command wit your intended version.
npm install @twilio/runtime-handler@<version> --save-exact
- For example:
npm install @firstname.lastname@example.org --save-exact
- For example:
- Once ready to deploy your changes, run
twilio serverless:deployto deploy your Service with the new Runtime Handler version in effect