Using PostBin to Debug Webhooks

Recently I was trying to debug a python app that ran on Tropo.com Scripting and made a web call back to an application on another server. I wanted to see exactly what was being sent in the HTTP POST rom Tropo to the other server… and that’s when my colleague Mark Headd pointed me over to PostBin.org:

postbin.jpg

PostBin is very cool because literally all you do is click the “Make a PostBin” button and then you get a URL that looks like

http://www.postbin.org/1dlalso

Now you just do a HTTP POST to that URL and… ta da… the results of your post appear on the new webpage.

It’s a very cool way to debug webhooks!

P.S. Obviously there is no language limitation here. I happened to use python because that was what I was debugging, but you can use PostBin with ANY language that is sending HTTP connections.

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