Andy is the senior developer at Evoluted New Media and mostly works with CakePHP and Laravel. Before working full-time in the web industry he worked in Quantum Optics research as a theoretical Physicist. Andy sporadically writes about web development on his blog as well as contributing to open-source projects. When not coding he can be spotted taking pictures of great street art or walking in the nearby Peak District. His claim to fame is being drawn into an episode of Family Guy.
As a developer, I work a lot with e-commerce websites and, as a result, with a lot of payment gateways. I’m fortunate that I get to work on many different projects for different clients, each with its own unique challenges. I have, therefore, found myself working with a lot of different payment gateways over the years, from the more familiar ones like PayPal and Stripe to some lesser known ones.
While I love the variety of my work, I generally find working with payment gateways to be frustrating. I’m sure I’m not alone in this opinion! For many payment gateways, the documentation is poorly written, lengthy and, at times, difficult to find.