Development

16
Jul

@Pay gets Salty!

It’s not talk like a pirate day, yet. @Pay’s ops team is using the open source project SaltStack to manage configurations on our servers, locally and in the cloud. Being nimble means having the ability to launch and configure cloud instances in a snap, and Salt allows us to do just that. SaltStack entered the configuration management arena in 2011—joining

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18
Jun

Cross Browser Compatible Mailto Links for Mobile + Desktop Clients

We live in a world where different browsers run in different operating systems on different types of devices. A big part of a front end developer’s job is to keep this multitude of compatibility issues in mind so as to provide the best experience regardless of the user’s device and platform. Even with accepted standards, a website might look perfectly

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26
Apr

The Ballmer Peak for Brewers

I have a hobby—that hobby is making beer. A key piece of the process of making beer is drinking beer. The better the beer you drink, the better the beer you make. Much as there is an art to brewing, there is an art to drinking while performing another task. Therefore, the Ballmer Peak—a theory postulating that programmers become more

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23
Apr

The @Pay API Deconstructed

The 2-click @Pay API is a lightweight code base that can be added to your application as quickly as possible. By following our published, well-documented examples, you’ll be up to speed in no time and have 2-click Web and Email Checkouts available as a payment option in your application.

18
Apr

How to Design an API

API design has received a tremendous amount of attention in recent years. How do we design an API for fast, PCI safe mobile checkouts?

26
Mar

Goldilocks and the Seven Bears, the @Pay Agile Development Process

Finding an agile development process for the @Pay team has been a bit of a Goldilocks challenge. We settled on a modified Scrum that was “just right” for us—light enough for the programmers and solid enough for management.