Tagged: Internet

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Linked List: FOSS Tools to Debug and Test Webhooks

Webhooks are part and parcel of today’s web applications. It’s the primary way to get informed about the events happening on an external system, whether it’s payment or communication. So any developer needs to know and use webhooks today. Here are some of the tools that I use daily to test and integrate webhooks (Also async APIs). I hope they are helpful to you too.

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Drawings as Code – DOT and Graphviz

I like drawings to explain stuff. It’s probably the most straightforward way to document things. But the pain of traditional drawings is the inability to track changes to them. It’s easy to track changes to text or code by tracking them in a git. It’s not easy when it’s a binary blob which is what most images are. SVG format helps a lot. I use it as much as possible, but it’s still very verbose, and I think not easy to see the diff and understand what happened over time.

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Linked List: FOSS Download Managers for Everyday Use

When I am traveling, I avoid connecting to public wifi or guest wifi. So I am left with mobile Internet. I have 4G connections from all three providers (Airtel 4G, BSNL 4G, and Reliance Jio 4G). Even then, I don’t get enough bandwidth to download something large enough like the latest Ubuntu ISO during the day. The only option is download managers. So these are my choice.