First is my "routing" modules that create and respond to the individual url calls.
Second is my Micropub handling code. Currently, my Micropub code is just a big mess of changes and adaptions. I've prefer to have separate areas for the attribute processing, file saving, and webmention sending.
For both of these things I essential want a way to be able to write a new module and have it interact with my primary software by saying "Hey, I have a new route" or "Hey, I want to do something after a Micropub request is finished". From my experience there are two ways to do that.
First is what I'll call the "hook" method. That is where you add the module to a specific folder that the software looks for new add-ons. The module has a specific file name like
module.js and inside it, it will have pre-specified function names like
hook_after_micropub. Then the software will call that function in all the modules that have it. This method is used in Drupal 7 as well as is kind of how Apple's delegate methods work.
Second is what I'll call the "event" method. This is where a new module would import an event hub and you would register your functions to respond to different events. For example you might put
- event.register('after_micropub', sendWebmentions).
I can't decide which way I like better. What pros and cons have you found when working with systems like the two above? Or are you familiar with a third way I haven't mentioned?