does anyone know what 37signals is using on
I'm assuming it's a basic Rails backend ... but what I really like is the
credit card / cart simplicity -- and instant checking?
No idea how that would be done ...... third-party system on the backend
(ocCommerce? authorize.net?) or just some bank-API
Any thoughts appreciated!
System Solutions Specialist
Oh my, is this is a worrisome sign about Rails?
No... somewhere DHH has said that one should use the best tool for the
job... I actually specifically remmeber him mentioning their site... that
PHP was enough and Rails would have been overkill or some such...
Probably along the lines of "if it works, why change it?"
Of course, I could be totally wrong too :)
They've said several times that they use PHP for individual pages and
things were they just need a few includes or whatever, and a full-
blown Rails app would be overkill. I believe the SVN blog used to run
on Movable Type, generating PHP pages to add some dynamic elements, or
something like that. Chances are they're using PHP for the info and
content pages of the Getting Real site too. Makes perfect sense to me.
But the purchase app at https://gettingreal.37signals.com/purchases/new
is very clearly Rails based -- just have a peek at some of the HTML
that's been generated.
If memory serves me well, before DHH started Rails at 37signals, they
were a PHP shop. He did some PHP cosulting for them, but they moved
to ruby after that. The index.php might be remnants of that time.
No idea about the CC backend by the way...
On Feb 9, 8:39 am, "Chris Earle" <cea...@cbltech.ca> wrote:
> Hi all,
> quick question
> does anyone know what 37signals is using onhttps://gettingreal.37signals.com/purchases/new
> I'm assuming it's a basic Rails backend ... but what I really like is the
> credit card / cart simplicity -- and instant checking?
> No idea how that would be done ...... third-party system on the backend
> (ocCommerce? authorize.net?) or just some bank-API
> Any thoughts appreciated!
> Chris Earle
> System Solutions Specialist
Shopify released their backed framework for CC processing under the
name ActiveMerchant (http://home.leetsoft.com/am).
I just figured if someone knew what systems they were running ..... wasn't
trying to steal any inside info
thanks tho ;-)
"Conrad Taylor" <conr...@gmail.com> wrote in
Yeah, my thought exactly .... just intrigued by the purchase app ..........
Suggestion is Active Merchant so far ... that sound right to anyone? if so,
then I will definately keep Active Merchant on the shortlist for my own