[ic] Braintree Payment Gateway

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Mon Sep 12 17:40:36 UTC 2011

On 09/12/2011 06:03 PM, Grant wrote:
>>>> I just wanted to let everyone know that the Braintree Payment Gateway
>>>> system finally has a Perl API
>>>> http://www.braintreepayments.com/docs/perl
>>>> I know a few people were wanting/waiting/pining for this.
> Piner here.  This is great news!
>>> Braintree does appear to have a refreshingly simple fee structure
>>> comapred to most merchant acct providers. Perhaps those interested could
> I've been doing business with them for awhile via Authorize.net and
> they've been great.  Refreshing, exactly.
>>> together hire someone like Lyn or Mike to cook up an IC payment module.
>>> I'd likely be willing to contribute, but I have no idea how to
>>> coordinate the pledge/contribution details.
> I can contribute too.  The example looks dead simple:
> http://www.braintreepayments.com/docs/perl
>> Or even better do a Business::OnlinePayment module, which can be used
>> by every Perl application, including Interchange 5 and 6.
> Here's what Dan Manges had to say about Business::OnlinePayment:
> "I took a look at Business::OnlinePayment. It looks similar to
> ActiveMerchant in Ruby. One problem we had with ActiveMerchant was
> that because it has a consistent interface across all payment
> gateways, it has to simplify the interface to something that works for
> all gateways. This ends up losing some of the richness of our API. So
> what we did in Ruby was develop a standalone Braintree library, and
> then create an ActiveMerchant wrapper around it to implement the
> ActiveMerchant interface."

In general, a Business::OnlinePayment backend driver can define extra
methods which are available from the application. So I'm not sure if
the same applies as with the ArchiveMerchant interface.

At any rate, a BOP module for Braintree would be nice to have :-).


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