Ben Greenberg

Vonage Team Member

Ben is a second career developer who previously spent a decade in the fields of adult education, community organizing and non-profit management. He worked as a developer advocate for Vonage. He writes regularly on the intersection of community development and tech. Originally from Southern California and a long time resident of New York City, Ben now resides near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Announcing Vonage Ruby SDK Version 7.4.0

Introducing a new NCCO builder in the Vonage Ruby SDK

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Mar 19, 2021

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Announcing Vonage Ruby SDK Version 7.3.0

Vonage Ruby SDK v7.3.0 has been released with a new auto-pagination feature

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Feb 17, 2021

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Build a Text-to-Speech Application With Hanami

This tutorial will show how to make a text-to-speech voice application using Hanami, the Vonage Ruby SDK, and the Voice API

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Feb 02, 2021

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All I Want For Christmas Is Ruby 3

The upcoming release of Ruby 3 includes many things to be excited about, including Ruby Signatures, Ruby Actors, and more pattern matching.

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Dec 17, 2020

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Record a Call in Ruby with Vonage Voice API WebSockets

Learn how to build a small webserver to work with WebSockets in Ruby. The server will handle incoming voice calls, WebSocket connections, and rende...

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Aug 04, 2020

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Nexmo Ruby v7.2.0 Release

The latest release of the Nexmo Ruby SDK is now available. Version 7.2.0 extracts JWT handling offering much more control over ACLs and more.

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Jul 27, 2020

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Build a Speech Translation App on Deno With Azure and Vonage

Learn how to create a speech translation VAPI app that runs on Deno using Vonage ASR for speech-to-text and Azure text translation.

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Jun 09, 2020

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Create a Party With Ruby on Rails and the Vonage Video API Part 2

Build a custom video watch party app. In this second post of the series, you will learn how to add Javascript frontend to the Ruby backend

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May 13, 2020

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Create a Party With Ruby on Rails and the Vonage Video API Part 1

A great birthday for kids when you can't leave the house? Learn how to create a video watch party app with Ruby on Rails with this great tutorial

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May 12, 2020

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Nexmo Ruby v7.0.0 Release

Nexmo Ruby v7.0.0 introduced improved support for API error handling, renamed an existing class name and added more static typing

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Apr 06, 2020

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Scrape the Web for Updates and Send SMS Alerts with Ruby

Follow this tutorial to create a Ruby on Rails application that scrapes the web and delivers updates via SMS to the subscribed recipients

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Mar 27, 2020

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Insights from Incorporating Static Type Checking in Ruby

Whilst adding static type checking to the Nexmo Ruby Client Library, Developer Advocate Ben Greenberg learned a lot. Here he shares those learnings!

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Mar 23, 2020

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Nexmo Ruby v6.3.0 Release: Static Type Checking and Host Overriding

The Nexmo Ruby SDK recently released v6.3.0, which adds support for overriding the host used for API requests. The new release also introduces stat...

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Feb 26, 2020

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How to Send SMS Messages With Elixir

Learn how to send SMS messages using Elixir and the Nexmo SMS API. With a few lines of code you get get up and started today.

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Feb 12, 2020

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Nexmo at Birmingham on Rails!

You can find Nexmo’s Developer Advocates all around the world every year sharing best practices and insights in software development, communication...

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Jan 22, 2020

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Introducing Nexmo Rack Middleware

Nexmo Rack Middleware makes it easy to incorporate Nexmo API functionality into your Ruby application. Just add the middleware to your app and get ...

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Dec 04, 2019

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How to Build a Simple IVR with Ruby on Rails

Build an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Ruby on Rails application powered by the Vonage Voice API with this step-by-step walkthrough.

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Jul 04, 2019

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Build a Voicemail with Ruby on Rails

Create your own voicemail application powered by Ruby on Rails and the Nexmo Voice API with this step-by-step tutorial. Get started today!

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Jun 17, 2019

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Play the Game of Telephone with the Nexmo Voice API

Learn how to recreate the classic children's game of telephone with Ruby on Rails, the Nexmo Voice API and Google Cloud Platform.

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Jun 13, 2019

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Build a Conference Call with the Nexmo Voice API and Ruby on Rails

Get started with creating a fully featured conference call with the Nexmo Voice API and Ruby on Rails with this tutorial.

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May 10, 2019

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Announcing the Nexmo Rails Gem

With the new Nexmo Rails gem you can get started creating fully featured Ruby on Rails communications apps easily and quickly.

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Apr 30, 2019

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Forward a Call via Voice Proxy with Ruby on Rails

In this tutorial you'll see how to build a voice proxy for forwarding voice calls using the Nexmo Voice API and Ruby on Rails.

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Apr 16, 2019

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Getting Started with the Vonage Number Insight API and Rails

Use the Vonage Number Insight API and Rails to quickly check valuable information on phone numbers globally in real time.

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Mar 25, 2019

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Are Your Colleagues on Holiday? Find Out with Rails and the Nexmo Voice API

Nexmo’s Voice API allows you to build real-time voice communications in the cloud. With the Nexmo Voice API, you can build voice communications usi...

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Feb 27, 2019

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Play Streaming Audio to a Phone Call with Ruby

Learn how to create a new phone call and send streaming audio to it with the Nexmo Voice API and Ruby with just a few lines of code.

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Jan 24, 2019

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Welcome Ben Greenberg to the Developer Relations Team

Hello! I’m Ben Greenberg and I am delighted to be joining the Developer Relations team at Nexmo. My work at Nexmo is primarily focused on developer...

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Jan 15, 2019