I always wanted a simple App that would read the SMS and push it to a web endpoint (also called webhook) sometimes. I wanted such an app to easily back up and process the SMSes in real-time and on the web.
Webhooks don’t have to be from a traditional server to a web server. Webhooks can come from any software component which can connect to the internet (or intranet) and send HTTP requests.
httpbin is a developer utility web application that receives a request and spits out the request data as a response. httpbin is for testing your API requests, webhook requests, etc.
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.
I have love and hate relationship with asynchronous systems. I love them because the flow is natural and doesn’t waste time and resources. I hate them because it’s difficult to test and debug. The most common asynchronous system that you would have used is Webhook type. Where you get a callback from an...
Smart Speakers are becoming popular these days. I see Alexa or Google home everywhere, Voice is an interesting technology and I think it’s going to become very popular amongst younger and elderly community. Here in this tutorial we will create a simple Alexa Skill using OpenWhisk as our serverless platform and CouchDB as our database.