Go, IronWorker, and SendGrid at Gengo (a repost)

Shawn Smith from Gengo recently wrote a post on their use of Go, the programming language that we also use at Iron.io for our backend services. (Gengo is a popular people-powered translation platform based in Tokyo and San Mateo.)The post discusses several of the apps where they’re using Go including a deployment app and several conversions of PHP and Python apps. The one that caught our attention is their use of Go with IronMQ and SendGrid to send out large volumes of emails to their user base.Here’s an excerpt from the post:

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Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io (repost)

Using IronWorker to Schedule Emails in Node.js, Ruby, and PHP


Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io

Nick Quinlan from SendGrid just put out a really nice post on using IronWorker to schedule email using SendGrid.

And what’s even better is he shows how to do it in three languages:

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Ruby

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Need a Mobile Backend? Try OpenShift. (SendGrid article)


SendGrid on Mobile Backend Services

SendGrid put out a nice post on their blog the other day on what to look for with mobile backends.

Kunal Batra is a developer evangelist at-large for SendGrid and did some work with Redhat’s OpenShift platform recently.

In the post, Kunal lays out a simple case for why this platform plus services such as Iron.io, SendGrid, Twilio, and PubNub can make for a compelling mobile backend service. Continue reading “Need a Mobile Backend? Try OpenShift. (SendGrid article)”

A Reminder App using Ruby, Google Docs, SendGrid, and Iron.io (SendGrid repost)

Nick Quinlan from SendGrid put out a nice post the other day on a simple app he created to email him daily goals. It’s a short post but with some solid code behind it which adds a lot of value in our minds. (It’s one thing talk about tech but it’s another to turn it into a code example.) Thank you for that, Nick.


SendGrid Code Example using Iron.io

Email Your Goals Using Ruby, Google Docs, SendGrid, and Iron.io 

The hack, which I’m calling Daily Goals, emails you every day with a selection of your goals for personal growth. It’s written in Ruby and relies on Iron.io to run it every day.

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SendGrid + IronMQ: The Power of Webhook-Centric Architectures

A suite of examples showcasing the power
of webhooks using Iron.io and SendGrid.

At Iron.io, we believe strongly that there is a new model of application architectures that is becoming not only viable, but the most powerful way to build your application.

More and more applications will be built not using static servers and direct integrations, but instead using workers that come into existence when you need them and shut down when they’re no longer necessary.

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Powerful Email Infrastructure with IronWorker, ActionMailer, and SendGrid

Against most predictions, email has stood the test of time and remains one of the most common and effective forms of communication. This is particularly true in the world of web applications where the flow of information from app to user is constant.

Ruby on Rails is one of the leading stack choices for building web applications, and ActionMailer is the goto MVC method that allows the app to interact with an SMTP server to deliver email. ActionMailer combined with a great SMTP delivery service like SendGrid, lets developers quickly and easily deliver email from inside their apps.
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