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  1. Zipkin is a distributed tracing system. 

    Was the webhook received? As explained earlier, the first thing you want to be sure of is that the request reached your endpoint. You can take the simple approach of inspecting the request object on your controllers by printing it out, or use software like Zipkin for request tracing.
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    When an error occurs, the first step is to recreate it to inspect it in an isolated environment. Doing this with webhooks is quite hard, as you have to simulate both the conditions from the webhook provider (e.g. Stripe, Shopify, etc), and the conditions on your endpoint under which the webhook was received. For example, when trying to debug my Shopify webhooks in production, I need to create a new Shopify store...
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    When an error occurs, the first step is to recreate it to inspect it in an isolated environment. Doing this with webhooks is quite hard, as you have to simulate both the conditions from the webhook provider (e.g. Stripe, Shopify, etc), and the conditions on your endpoint under which the webhook was received. For example, when trying to debug my Shopify webhooks in production, I need to create a new Shopify store...
  4. ngrok enables secure introspectable tunnels to localhost webhook development tool and debugging tool.

    You can learn more about Ngrok and how to set it up on their website. You can also check out our guide to debugging using Ngrok.