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Always and Forever: HTTPS Encryption for Gmail

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No love has been lost for the National Security Agency after it was revealed that they were intercepting data between servers and computers. And it had yielded a strong response from Google. On March 20th, Google posted that they will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection whenever users check their mail. This move ensures that no one, not even the NSA, can listen in or read user messages as they move through Gmail’s servers. HTTPs encryption was offered by Google since Gmail launched and was enabled by default in 2010. However, users had the ability to disable it. Today, “always

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March Madness: SendGrid in the News

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It’s been an exciting start to 2014 at SendGrid, with new partnerships, new offices, and new sending milestones to celebrate! March proved to be a busy month, so here’s a short highlight reel: There’s No “I” in Scale A principal benefit that SendGrid offers is scalability—we help our customers seamlessly grow their businesses without having to worry about the cost and complexity of maintaining an in-house infrastructure. The cool thing is, while our customers are scaling…so are we! It was just announced in the Boulder Daily Camera that in May, we’ll be moving our headquarters from Pearl Street in Boulder

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Your Programming Style Guide Checklist

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Every programming language or framework has a defined coding style guide. It’s generally a good idea to conform to that style guide for the sake of collaboration and maintainability. In this post, we will walk through the process of creating a personal programming (project level) style guide and templates that will combine to serve as a checklist for your projects. Over time, you will have created several checklists for various development scenarios. The upfront investment to create these documents should save you many hours of time throughout your hacking adventures. Location I suggest you create a directory to store these

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Ushering in a New Era of the Customer

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Last month, I had the pleasure of representing SendGrid at Totango’s second annual Customer Success Summit in San Francisco. This event marked an important milestone for SendGrid because it acknowledged our past dedication to customer success and our future promise to deliver even more in 2014. Embracing the Customer Experience The days of selling software, hoping customers don’t call for support and praying that they renew are over. Companies must prove their value everyday—all the time. Those who are embracing the customer experience and making decisions with customer success and not their company success in mind are the ones that

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Hack Video Games With SendGrid

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The following is a guest post from Alex Reed, one of SendGrid’s European Ambassadors. I would be lying if I didn’t say that my favourite feature in the SendGrid API set is the Inbound Parse Webhook. Being able to receive email into a web application/service, as easily as SendGrid makes it, is an absolute joy! (It even allows the parsing of attachments, and email header-data!) My background is C#, making apps to hack video games, and some Ruby doing web services. Gaming is a huge part of my background, which actually got me into programming in the first place. So

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How Do You Manage an Expert Freelancer?

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The following is a guest post from Nick Woodhams, co-founder of WorkMob, a startup that helps you structure your project and matches you to expert freelance developers for all your platform needs. Freelancing is supposed to be fun, right? You set your own hours. You choose the work you find interesting. If you’re a solid developer, you can pull down a respectable income while maintaining some of that mythical “life” everyone in the startup grind is always fantasizing about. At least that’s what I thought when I was 19. I was a young developer, eager to do my own thing

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How to Launch a Rocket with an Arduino and Node.js

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Recently, I had the chance to teach kids how to launch rockets using Arduinos. As you might guess, it was a blast. We wrote a countdown program using Node.js, hooked the program up to an Arduino, and wired up the Arduino. This sent an electrical signal to the rocket engine, igniting it. In this tutorial, I show you how to do the same. Prerequisites You will need the following materials: Arduino Mega 2560 Board. You could use a different Arduino board, but I recommend the Mega. NodeJS installed on your computer. It is relatively easy to install. You can go

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