A webhook gateway is a webhook management tool that sits between a webhooks provider and webhooks consumer. It acts as a reserve proxy for webhooks. It can be deployed by both the API provider that sends webhooks and the consumer that receives webhooks to handle webhook events multiplexing and de-multiplexing respectively.
In today’s world of ever changing user requirements, speed is a competitive advantage. Development teams are required to move fast and deliver user value. More teams are adopting a serverless, micro-service, and service-oriented architecture to move fast. Teams are leveraging technologies like an API Gateway to consolidate duplicate tasks like authentication, rate limiting, circuit breaking etc. while product teams focus on their core business. With webhooks, teams and tech leads would need to answer the following questions:
Your challenge is offering developers in your organisation a simple and dependable experience in the face of any webhooks complexity. A webhook gateway is a way to decouple all your microservices from your webhooks implementations. When a microservice needs to send a webhook event, they should write to the broker, the webhook gateway receives it and routes them to the right endpoint(s), whilst keeping track of everything.