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PHP Oxford: the wonderful world of webhooks

The Wonderful World of Webhooks

Presented by Lorna Mitchell (@lornajane)

In an increasingly connected world, APIs are key to great tools and effective workflows. What is better than an API? A webhook of course! Webhooks are a key building block of a modern application, allowing systems to exchange data in response to events.
This session gives examples of webhooks currently in use "in the wild", and examines both when a webhook is useful and the internal design and structuring of webhook payloads. We'll discuss how to work with webhooks in a scalable way regardless of technology stack; how to recieve and process incoming webhooks from an external system and how to design and publish your own for use by partners or consumers.
This session is recommended for anyone interested in teaching their applications to play nicely with others.

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Lorna is based in Leeds, UK; she is a Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services, an experienced developer and published author. She brings her technical expertise to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, delivering advice on a wide range of technical topics, all with a very practical slant. In her spare time, Lorna blogs at http://lornajane.net.

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With thanks to our lovely sponsors Haybrook IT and Invitial, and OCFI for use of The Basement.

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