"I am not a developer" is a phrase I say more than I want. However, programming is something I've wanted to learn for a long time. When patrons began asking for text message notifications for circulating items, I took on the challenge to try to learn something new, and hacked together a basic text notification system that is both affordable and serves patron needs. Using the narrative of this tool's creation as a foundation, this presentation will provide resources to get started in web development for Sierra using SQL, PHP, and Twilio.
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Miessler, R.C., "Building a Home-Brew Text Message Notification System for Sierra" (2016). Musselman Library Staff Publications. 50.