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Commerce Enable Nirvana on the way...

After deciding to bootstrap the launch of my site I had to get to work putting together the consumer facing pages that will allow internet users to quickly figure out our services and get started right away using the service. The last week has been days and nights of long and tedious task sessions tweaking html tables to look just so, rendering graphics and updating style sheet styles but I am fast approaching completion of the various pages for the site. One set of code that I am looking forward to is the code for enabling automatic e commerce. When I was working at TheStreet I was always curious about the commerce code used on the web site to register new accounts and confirm provided payment information. Since then I've picked up extensive knowledge of the software design process far beyond the knowledge of content management systems and xml feeds that I specialized in at my time with the company. Now, I am finally getting into the meat of a commerce system, and like all things that we investigate that was previously unknown territory, it isn't magic at all. Having designed my platform to operate in a distributed fashion, using polling and event actions between servers to effect dynamic load redistribution the idea of sending off user payment requests to an automated payment processor (I am leaning toward using paypal but have to do some more investigating) is very familiar indeed. I am looking forward to finally getting the interactions working end to end, probably the last bit of some what interesting code I'll be doing before launch.

Stay tuned!


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