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A good problem to have: Scaling recurring billing

by Sheheryar Sewani | October 18/2010 | apache, billing, cron-job, payment-gateways, recurring-billing
A good problem to have: Scaling recurring billing

For any application that has been growing exponentially for a few years, you run into some scalability issues. Recently, we took our slow, legacy recurring billing solution, rewrote it to take advantage of concurrent programming techniques, and increased throughput three and a half times, without disrupting our existing customers.

A good problem to have

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Online payments: Payment gateway popularity

by John Coates | August 31/2010 | online-payments-2, payment-gateways, paypal
Online payments: Payment gateway popularity

You may also enjoy: Accepting Online Payments: the Ultimate Guide. Part one covered Why You Want to Accept Online Payment. Part two discussed How Do Payment Gateways Work and How To Choose One And in part three, So Which Payment Gateway Should I Choose?

 

After the series about the different payment gateways…


Accepting Online Payments Part One: Why You Want to Accept Online Payments

by John Coates | April 27/2010 | cashflow, get-paid, online-payments-2, payment-gateways
Accepting Online Payments Part One: Why You Want to Accept Online Payments

At FreshBooks, we get a lot of people asking about using online payments for their business and wondering if it is worth the setup hassle and fees.

We thought it would be great to share some thoughts on online payment, collected from our experiences over the past few years, in a three-part series titled,