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Monthly Archives: September 2009

A while back I was interviewed on the Nearsoft blog about webhooks. It goes into more details on the whole push, pipes and plugin use cases. Real-time web is a hot topic these days, so I had to mention how the webhooks movement relates to that trend. Here’s an excerpt about using webhooks for real-time notifications:

Notifications seem to be [a big draw for webhooks] … as in, tell me when something new has been posted, or when something has changed. But with your code on the receiving end of the notification, you can decide exactly how you get notified. For example, tell me about changes over Twitter, not email. In fact, no, use this other hook script that uses cloud telephony to call my cell phone and use text-to-speech to tell me.

Real-time notifications, exactly how you want them.

So much has been going on in the world of webhooks that it’s hard to keep up. From PubSubHubbub developments, to new services supporting webhooks … to this plugin for WordPress called HookPress. HookPress opens the WordPress plugin API over webhooks! It was developed by my new buddy Mitcho. He made an excellent screencast to demonstrate the power of HookPress, and the power of the emerging webhooks ecosystem. Check it out: