Phoenix and Webhooks

I am building an application. The interface is made with Phoenix. In the background, it sometimes does HTTP requests to a remote API. This remote API wants to call webhooks on my application when the status of one of the resources changes.

However, this is not a concern for my Phoenix interface. I’d rather keep the two (interface and webhooks) separated. What is the best way to do that?

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Hi. At ElixirConf EU '16 there were some presentations outlining how to use umbrella applications to separate such concerns in a nice way (I believe it was Lance Halvorsen’s presentation). For communication (callbacks) I would look at Sasa Juric’s presentation, but the TL;DR; is using group names/properties to register ‘callbacks’, like


this webhook lib seems to be promising