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Integrating Stripe With Your Rails App

In my previous post, I talked about how Stripe makes accepting online payments incredibly easy and showed how my friend Carrie incorporated it into her online cookie business. Well, a few popular bloggers linked to her site and business has exploded! Time to take her website to the next level and create an interactive Rails app to sell her cookies. Luckily, it is incredibly easy to integrate Stripe into her new web application.

In the video below, I walk through the steps to integrate Stripe into a Rails app. You’ll notice that I use a lot of code that you can find on Stripe’s website that you can copy and paste into your application. Once you incorporate Stripe into your Rails app, you’ll be up and taking payments in no time.

 

Learn more about Stripe in the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace and check out Bret’s previous post on how to install Ruby on Rails on your Mac.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Bret McGowen.

Bret McGowen is a software developer at Rackspace, designing and building RackConnect, which lets customers have the best of both traditional and cloud hosting. Bret has spent most of his professional life writing software using Microsoft’s .NET framework but is beginning to see the light and has started to dabble in open source technologies. When he’s not on the jogging trail or volleyball court he enjoys working on and reading about tech startups.

Follow Bret on Twitter at @bretmcg.


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