Welcome to phase 2 of our Developer Portal

We’re very pleased to bring you more developer community resources.

As our Product Manager, Ryan Stewart, says: “This is our next milestone in aligning with the needs of a cutting-edge and dynamic developer community.”

So what is new in the developer toolbox? First you’ll notice we’ve reorganized the homepage by action: Take Payments, Tokenize Payments and Analyze Payments. This is because we have added two new powerful and clean core RESTful APIs to our original RESTful Payment Processing API:

  1. Our Tokenization REST API enables merchants to store customer card data or confidential information on Beanstream’s servers instead of on the merchant’s system, drastically reducing the merchant’s PCI responsibilities. When it comes time to make a payment, the merchant passes a unique customer code or “token” to the Beanstream gateway instead of the confidential information. As an added advantage, repeat customers enjoy a much more streamlined checkout process.
  2. Our Reporting REST API (found under our new Analyze Payments section) enables users to generate and download customized reports through simple search and sort functions. This allows omni-channel reporting where the data across all types of payment, whether mobile, e-commerce or card-not-present can be combined to provide a full analysis of business trends.

We have also supplied new programming languages for operational examples of all core process payment actions. Languages include: Python, Ruby and PHP.

We’re truly excited about the Developer Portal being both a resource and showcase for our global developer community. We’re delighted to see that after only a couple of months, it is generating much interest, with a steady influx of new registrants. These are still early days, there are more opportunities ahead. We’re poised to hire our Developer Liaison who will be focused on providing more community and interactive opportunities. Stay tuned.

And, as a reminder – we want to help you show off your good work, so please feel free to post to our Code Garden.

Should you have a question, we have a team of real live people that are happy to provide individualized help. Call 1.888.472.0811 (North America) or 0.800.756.3350 (UK).

Happy coding!

Your Developer Portal Team

Brent Owens

Brent Owens

Brent is our open source software enthusiast and developer advocate. When he is not commuting between Nanaimo and Victoria, he can be found in front of a monitor, working on open source projects. With a software background in enterprise systems and architecture, geographic information systems, emergency management systems, video game engines, and payments he can confuse the best of us with developer jargon. When he wants a break from the blue light, he can be spotted hiking, surfing or fishing with a six-pack of his home-brewed craft beer.
Brent Owens