Mark Smith

Vonage Team Member

Mark was nominally responsible for Nexmo's client libraries (although he only writes the Python and Java libraries). He was originally a Java developer, has been a Python developer for 18 years, and is increasingly dabbling with Go and Rust. He likes pushing programming languages to the limit and then teaching these techniques to other programmers. He has a Viking hat, but he isn't a Viking, and he's Judy2k on Twitter for reasons he won't discuss.

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How to Use Azure Functions With Python

Azure Functions supports Python, and this tutorial shows how you can use this to build your webhook triggers for many Vonage applications.

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Sep 27, 2019

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How to Build a Simple IVR with Java and the Spark Framework

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is a key part of many customer facing phone systems. This tutorial shows you how to build one using Java and Spark.

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Jul 02, 2019

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How to Build a Voicemail Dead-Drop with Python and Flask

In this tutorial we take inspiration from the greatest of spy thrillers and show you how to build a custom voicemail service using Python & Flask.

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Apr 05, 2019

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Build a Family Hotline with Vonage

Learn how to build a family hotline, allowing your child's school to reach all caretakers in one call, with Vonage Voice API.

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Nov 20, 2018

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Getting Out of a Bad Date (with Fitbit and Nexmo)

You've been set up for a blind date, but your date is terrible. You need to get out of this date, fast. Don't shout, "What's that?" and run out of ...

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Mar 02, 2018

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How to Send SMS Messages with Python, Flask and Vonage

Send SMS with Python and Vonage, then take it to the next level and build an SMS web site using Flask with this Getting Started guide.

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Jun 22, 2017

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How to Receive SMS Messages with Java

You can easily receive SMS messages with the Vonage SMS API. This tutorial shows you how to do that with our client library for Java.

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May 31, 2017

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How to Send SMS Messages With Java

Send SMS messages with Java and the Vonage Java SDK. This tutorial uses JDK 16 and Gradle 7.1

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May 03, 2017

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Big Changes for Nexmo’s Java Client Library

On Thursday, we released version 2 of our Nexmo Java Client library. This new release incorporates a few months of work, and is incompatible with a...

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Mar 23, 2017

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Welcoming Mark Smith to the Nexmo Developer Relations Team

Hi, my name’s Mark – although I’m known as Judy2k on GitHub, Twitter, and almost everywhere else. (Judy’s been a nickname of mine since university,...

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Oct 18, 2016