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Welcome to the world of payment gateways. Many are horrendous. I've had to deal with botched soap services and libraries that haven't changed in the last 20 years before...
Root456566dAre they really that bad?
I've only ever worked with Stripe.
@Root Depends. Stripe and PayPal are so widely used that they are kept reasonably up-to-date. For smaller ones (like what your local bank’s merchant services might offer) it’s a crap shoot. One I’ve worked with was properly documented and worked as advertised. Another was moderately well documented, however half the functions (e.g. storing cards) didn’t work. Still another had no documentation; their tech just sent an HTML form and said “use this and write us if you have any problems).
And then there was yet another (geez, didn’t realize I’d done so many) where it used an outside terminal and was supposedto post back the response to a specified link—but it didn’t actually post anything...
Probably going to write the processor and offer to update their code for a fee; see if we get a bite.
@Root Stripe is pretty much hands down the best from a Dev point of view. PayPal is fine if you're just doing simple one off payments or subscriptions, otherwise it gets complex.
Many of the others are absolute nightmares. Worldpay is one of the worst for instance, and also one of the most widely used...
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