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The wonderful world of webhooks

The wonderful world of webhooks

Webhooks allow our applications to exchange data as soon as it happens rather than polling using APIs. Lorna Mitchell covers creating, consuming, and deploying webhooks in a modern, microservices world.

Talk Title The wonderful world of webhooks
Conference O’Reilly Open Source Convention
Conf Tag
Location London, United Kingdom
Date October 17-19, 2016
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Slides Talk Slides

In an increasingly connected world, APIs are key to great tools and effective workflows. But what’s better than an API? A webhook, of course. Webhooks are key building blocks of modern applications, allowing systems to exchange data in response to events. Lorna Mitchell offers examples of webhooks currently in use “in the wild,” explores when a webhook is useful, and explains the internal design and structuring of webhook payloads. Lorna then discusses how to work with webhooks in a scalable way regardless of technology stack, how to receive and process incoming webhooks from an external system, and how to design and publish your own for use by partners or consumers.

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