TUTORIAL: Use APIs to Mail Invoices Programmatically [Rails]

Emailed invoices are easy to ignore. But a physical letter? Mailed invoices can earn higher response rates–especially for overdue payments. One brand study reported that the majority (59%) of its customers  failed to pay on first billing when emailed and needed additional reminders. Yikes. On the other hand, only 29% of those billed by direct …

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Only One Woman in Top 100 Stack Overflow Accounts

There’s been a lot of talk about women in tech these days. Headlines include both the repugnant and up-lifting. One the ugly side, we’ve all read about the sexual harassment and mistreatment at famous tech companies. On a more uplifting note, more campaigns and movies are celebrating women’s contribution to tech–and inspiring future ladies to take up STEM careers. …

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Microsoft Emotion and Spotify “Mood Music” Project [API Smash]

One of coolest things about APIs is seeing what you can build when you smash them together. We built a script that identifies an emotion from an image (with Microsoft’s Emotion API), then recommends a musical playlist based on the emotion identified (using Spotify’s Public API).  We’re calling it Mood Music after the team universally …

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GIPHY and Twilio “Text a GIF” Project [API Smash]

One of the reasons that we built RapidAPI is to make it easier to call multiple APIs through one console. No more juggling multiple API libraries! We’re starting a series where we smash two APIs together to make a project. Today? We’re putting together GIPHY and Twilio to make “Text A GIF” script that texts someone a GIF based …

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