Dimpy Adhikary - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 - Dimpy Adhikary

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Dimpy Adhikary

Quality Analyst at Thoughtworks

Atomic Talk Title: Beyond the Callback: Webhook Testing for Modern Applications


As digital landscapes become increasingly interconnected, isolation is no longer an option for optimal performance. A crucial feature of today’s online services is the ability of independent systems to communicate with one another and share data. Webhooks have emerged as essential enablers of real-time communication between different systems or applications, providing instant notifications and data transfers without the need for periodic polling or manual requests for updates. However, testing webhooks presents its own set of challenges due to their asynchronous nature, reliance on external dependencies, compatibility considerations, compliance requirements, and the overall impact on customer experience.

This presentation will delve into the realm of webhooks, exploring their fundamental concepts and functioning. Discussing the importance of holistic testing strategies to ensure the seamless operation of webhooks in interconnected digital landscapes will be part of this session. By addressing the challenges associated with testing webhooks, such as synchronizing events, handling external dependencies, validating payloads, robust error handling, scalability, and compliance, we can enhance the reliability and performance of webhook-based integrations.

Through practical insights and industry best practices, this presentation aims to equip testers with a comprehensive understanding of webhooks and empower them to overcome testing challenges effectively. By adopting a holistic approach to webhook testing, businesses can unlock the full potential of seamless communication, data exchange, and real-time notifications in their digital applications, ultimately enhancing the overall customer experience.

Talk Takeaways

  • Understanding of webhooks and how they works.
  • Testing challenges and considerations.
  • Testing strategy for application connected via webhooks.

Speaker Bio


Experienced Test architect with 18+ years of industry experience, worked predominantly in web/API/mobile/DWH testing areas and very well versed in developing testing strategies to complex architectural problems, establishing and implementing automated testing strategies. Helped many clients authoring, building, and adopting large-scale, cross-functional automation frameworks with well-balanced coverage across UI and back-end integration. Dimpy loves to share knowledge and participate in various events organized by testing communities.

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