Parclick, Spreedly and Parking Apps

We see a lot of innovative startups in Spain interested in our platform. We also see one of the most difficult payment landscapes for startups to get started. Recently we’ve worked with CatalunyaCaixa to reduce the challenge of working with Spreedly and Redsys and today we share multiple customers. We hope other Spanish banks will soon follow their lead. One of our newer customers is Parclick. Parclick was born in 2011 right after one of the […]

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Better Engineering Through Book Clubs

Culture is a hard thing to define. It has many layers, many facets, many manifestations and two people looking at the same practices might come to different conclusions about what it implies. Rather than wade into the choppy “what is culture” waters, we thought we could let you come to your own conclusions about the engineering culture here at Spreedly with a quick peek into something we’ve instituted recently – an engineering book club. Here’s […]

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The Real Cost of Building and Maintaining Your Own Credit Card Vault

We often receive inquiries from potential customers who are looking for an independent credit card vault and are in the process of weighing up whether to use a third party service like Spreedly or build their own solution.  Given the importance of securely storing customer credit card data and the consequences of getting it wrong, the build-vs-buy choice represents a significant decision for any organization irrespective of size.  Like with most important strategic decisions, cost and time-to-implement play an […]

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“Merge pull request” Considered Harmful

I love Github – I think it’s made contributing to open source 1000% more approachable and enjoyable. But I’ve found the open source maintainer workflow that Github puts front and center in the form of the web Pull Request UI is actively harmful to project quality and speed of taking contributions. So before you hit that big old “Merge pull request” button on the next open source Github Pull Request you think is deserving of […]

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