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Blog on e-business and online payments.

Dawid doesn't really look like a regular programmer should. He's always smiling and eating candy, no matter whether he's coding hard, designing or supporting. One thing is for sure - if he's not by his desk, he's in the kitchen ;) But after work Dawid is sometimes a bit concious stricken, so it's quite easy to meet him jogging in the local park.

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Integrating With An Online Payment System


When you’re planning to open up an online store, sooner or later you will have to decide on a payment solution. This doesn’t just mean choosing payment methods to help your business grow by letting various customers from all over the world buy, but it also means choosing the right way to integrate.

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What Should I Know Before Starting My Web Store?

web store 101

When you first think about starting your own online store, you need to start by picking the right ‘engine’ to drive your shop. In picking a solution that suits your business you can pick one of three approaches –  a free mainstream e-commerce platform, purchasing a full SaaS based online shop package, or programming your own store with all the functions you’ve always dreamed of.

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Payment Gateway integration is once again simple!

PayLane has released another package of extension for e-commerce platforms. This time we are happy to present to you solutions for OpenCart, PrestaShop, Zen Cart and WordPress.

E-commerce platforms & WordPress

OpenCart, PrestaShop, Zen Cart are popular platforms for setting up an online businesses. Thanks to the aforementioned extensions the Merchant is able to start processing on his/her website instantly using PayLane’s Secure Form, since the client is redirected to PayLane payment form. Such a solution is nice and easy, and doesn’t require any additional cost or extra work.

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E-commerce plugin for osCommerce!

After Magento’s integration PayLane has now released an osCommerce plugin which allows online payment processing.

osCommerce, just like Magento, is an e-commerce solution that allows setting up an online store with a wide range of features. The success of osCommerce can be assigned to active and evergrowing community.

How to use PayLane add-on?

PayLane add-on allows to integrate with payment processor. Installation is very simple – just download the package from , unzip it and move directly to your osCommerce installation folder! PayLane Payment Module is available in:  Administration Tool -> Modules -> Payment Modules. Enjoy using it!

Do you have any questions? Need help installing our plugin? Contact us now at!

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Hofstadter’s Law

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

— Douglas R. Hofstadter

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PayLane integrates with Magento!

Are you a Magento user? We have some great news for you!
PayLane has once again met with eCommercers expectations and presented a brand new extension for Magento, which allows online payment processing.

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Integrating with a payment gateway via API

Coding...How to seamlessly integrate with a payment gateway using API? What are the common mistakes made in the process of designing? How to design transactions’ flow in the system? How much can it cost you? Do you need still a test gateway after integration?

So many questions, yet all answers can be found in this tutorial. Awesome, right?

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American Express Personal Cards

The first American Express credit card was issued in the 50’ of the XXth century. Today very few of us can imagine shopping without a credit card. We choose it, because it’s safer, because you don’t need to search for an ATM, because it’s simply more convenient.

American Express cards, among Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and JCB, remain one of the most popular in the world. But how to choose the best card from all those offers without getting a headache and feeling dizzy?

Let’s take a look what one of those most popular credit card brands can offer.

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The World of Programming

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Good practices of software development process

It’s quite normal to think that each line of code written by you is perfectly good. Unfortunately, I have to upset you – you’re wrong. Every developer makes bugs, but not all developers know how to prevent them. I think there’s no need to explain how important it is to create safe and bug-free software in payment processing. Apparently, it seems that good solutions that help to avoid bugs, seem to use the unittest framework – a module that’s available for most popular programming languages like PHP, Python, Java, C#, C++.

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