Several years ago, before PHP introduced their built-in pfpro functions,
rolled my own crappy interface, which of course delegated to the
payflow client. I could certainly do the same in Ruby today.
Thinking back on it, I realized at the time, and realize again now, that
delegating this functionality to a commandline app is a security risk
you’re the only user on the server.
What we should really like to see is a library similar to PHP’s pfpro
library, wherein the financial transaction data gets SSL treatment
leaving our apps, and communication happens directly between our apps
the payflow server. I know a guy who’s written some C/C++ Ruby
and he might be willing to pull this off for a price. If I end up hiring
this out and getting it done, I will make it available to the community,
course. I’m not sure how timely it’ll be, as I won’t need this library
next summer when I plan rewrite our ecommerce system.
Hunter… do you work directly for FatWreck? If so, your organization
mine have worked together before Please feel free to contact me
Everyone else… if you have experience using Payflow Pro’s service and
would be interested in seeing a native Ruby library, I’d love to hear