Hookdeck is a prebuilt webhook infrastructure. It gives developers the tooling they need to monitor and troubleshoot all their inbound webhooks.
Once integrated, Hookdeck unlocks an entire suite of tools: alerting, rate limiting, automatic retries, one-to-many delivery, payload transformations, local testing via the CLI, a feature-rich API, and more. It acts as a proxy – routing webhooks from any source to a specified destination – so you can spend less time maintaining an asynchronous event infrastructure and more time building the features your users care about.
The challenges of building your own webhook infrastructure
Without a queuing infrastructure, you have no control over the rate at which you receive webhooks. A spike in inbound events could place undue load on your servers, leading to outages and missed webhooks.
To build an infrastructure yourself, you typically need an ingestion service (AWS Lamba, Cloud Run, etc.), file storage (S3, Cloud Storage, etc.), a queue (SQS, PubSub, RabbitMQ, etc.), a set of workers, a monitoring tool, and a scheduler.
Hookdeck combines all these services into a single plug-and-play solution. Rather than queuing messages as they arrive, you can safely take action directly on webhooks received through Hookdeck.
The benefits of using Hookdeck
Never miss a single webhook
Hookdeck is battle-tested to ingest large volumes of webhooks and deliver them reliably to both development and production environments – all without missing a single event. Additionally, it can protect your server against unexpected spikes that would otherwise lead to outages.
Monitor all your connections in one place
All your webhook events are visible via the web dashboard and the API. Browse, search, and filter your historical events to inspect their payload data, delivery attempts, and server responses.
Recover from errors quickly
Custom alerting rules ensure you stay on top of any errors your webhooks encounter. And a built-in issue tracker helps you successfully take action on every failed request. Once an issue is brought to your attention, the ability to easily retrace webhook events and bulk retry can dramatically speed recovery.
Enjoy a unified workflow
Use our CLI to develop and test your webhook integrations locally. Once satisfied with your configuration, go straight to production with zero fuss. You can develop new integrations, and troubleshoot live connections, by using the CLI alongside a production environment.