Online payments are widely used in large amount of web products. Every day billions of dollars, euro and other popular currency "flows" through the web. So how a Ruby on Rails (RoR) developer should add online payments for his project? Stripe will help.
What is Stripe?
Stripe is the software platform for running an internet business. It handles billions of dollars every year for forward-thinking businesses around the world.
Stripe builds the powerful and flexible tools for internet commerce. Whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on-demand marketplace, an e-commerce store, or a crowdfunding platform, Stripe’s meticulously-designed APIs and unmatched functionality help you create the best possible product for your users. Hundreds of thousands of the world’s most innovative technology companies are scaling faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe.
Main features of Stripe:
- DEVELOPERS FIRST
Stripe team believe that payments is a problem rooted in code, not finance. They obsessively seek out elegant, composable abstractions that enable robust, scalable, flexible integrations. Because they eliminate needless complexity and extraneous details, you can get up and running with Stripe in just a couple of minutes.
- ALWAYS IMPROVING
Stripe is an always-improving toolchain that gains new features every month. Our world-class engineering team constantly iterates upon every facet of the Stripe stack. And from Apple Pay to Bitcoin, building on Stripe means you get early access to the latest technologies.
- GLOBAL SCALE
100,000+ businesses in 100+ countries and across nearly every industry uses Stripe. Headquartered in San Francisco, Stripe has 9 global offices and hundreds of people working to help transform how modern businesses are built and run.
How to combine Stripe and Rails app?
Stripe is PCI-compliant, which is very convenient. Stripe automatically saves critical payment data on its own servers and implements necessary security standards, such as encryption of credit card data.
To add the Stripe Checkout gateway to your Rails app, follow these steps:
- Create a developer account on Stripe’s website.
- Install the Stripe gem in your project using Bundler.
- Configure Stripe keys.
- Create routes, the charges controller, and the Stripe charges service object.
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