WooCommerce is a popular open source e-commerce solution, and it’s great to see they have first class support for webhooks. Their documentation is very end-user oriented giving all the details needed to configure webhooks in their dashboard.
I started Hookalu for a few reasons. One is that I can’t help myself when it comes to bringing new software ideas to life. Another is my love of highly scalable and critical foundation platforms and services that delight customers.
Webhooks are a simple, yet powerful approach for delivering event notifications to your application. In this article, I will focus on the aspect of webhooks that is most meaningful to you as an application developer, the payload.
Ever since Jack Lindsay originally coined the term webhook in 2007, people have been writing articles trying to answer the question What is a webhook? It may seem a complex question to answer, but understanding webhooks is actually much easier to grasp than you might think.