Stripe made untold pain and suffering disappear. Congrats to them for getting rewarded for doing so- they have unlocked billions worth of economic value by making that process easier.
PS. Here's a fun little quote from the Authorize.net docs today, 2019-09-19:
The Authorize.Net API, which is not based on REST, offers JSON support through a translation of JSON elements to XML elements. While JSON does not typically require a set order to the elements in an object, XML requires strict ordering. Developers using the Authorize.Net API should force the ordering of elements to match this API Reference.
Do you know how to force a JSON object's elements to be specifically ordered? I don't.
Fun fact tho, the PostgreSQL jsonb data type sorts the keys, and seems to put shorter key names first, then keys with the same length in lexographix order - neat!
At least the credit card #s were encrypted before storing them to MySql :).
FYI ... I'm not looking for a code review.
Here is one approach: https://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-rundgren-json-canonicalizati...
That mistake will only be one upped by seeing the signs in the windows in Palo Alto of the original Google logo and then typing it in at home, being amazed, and not breaking down the door to work there. :)
We used to chat late at night, and I would say: "Jerry! Nobody is going to advertise on your and Dave's bookmark list!
WeWork makes a lot of money for the CEO - I recall he used a large amount of money he cashed out during earlier rounds to buy the building that We leases.
If WeWork fails to pay for their lease he can take them to court - and I would not be surprised if there are some fun creditor priorities in the bankruptcy terms of the lease agreements.
Seriously, I appreciate screwing the VC funders, but it does kind of demonstrate the kind of guy he is.
Yeah, we are still headed for a downturn/correction/crash or what have you.
But valuable companies will continue to be.
1.) Light money on fire to grow
Stripe might be great for small companies or regional ones but there are many reasons why they haven’t won over high volume global enterprise cos yet.
This list isn’t exhaustive, it’s just a few of the companies that have OK’d being put on the list.
I’m not trying to rag on Stripe by the way, but I have worked in payments at one of these large tech cos that did not work with Stripe. They didn’t start trying to target enterprise customers as their initial target base, and there are simply things that enterprise customers expect more than developer friendliness when it comes to choosing a gateway or processor. That’s all.
For some context for why Stripe is not necessarily suited for enterprise see what Finix Payments is doing https://www.finixpayments.com/ - the value prop resonates much more with enterprise...would say they are basically a developer friendly Anti-Stripe.
Optimize a region's payment processing as volume increases is what Amazon is doing internally...