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Are global payment gateways all that... and more

Previously we went out and tested the popular Kenyan payment gateways. We looked into the methods of payment they allowed, and the integration options they offered. We paid special attention to the APIs, their documentation and general usability. To kick off this year, we went global! Yes, we looked into popular international payment gateways, Visa and Mastercard integration. With developers in mind, we set out to see what these platforms have to offer and how they offered it. Here’s what we found.

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Product Discovery...show me the money!

Ever wondered why there are so many products that look good, work but don’t work well for you? Why the last update to your favorite app was so ugly and unintuitive you almost ditched it? Or why you remember that big launch but never come across someone using the product? While these can be explained away by a brutal market, poor product development plays a large part. Product discovery is a process to reduce the chances of this happening to you, and gives your product a better shot at success.

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What's you Agile flow? Kanban vs Scrum

The management method used in a product development process is crucial for the general success of the product development process. The right approach will always lead to the timely delivery of a high-value product. There are a number of different frameworks that can be used for the development of different products. Subsequently, the type of product determines the approach. This post sheds light on two of the main Agile frameworks.

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Integrating payments in Kenya, What's the fuss!

With the rise in use of mobile payment in Kenya, businesses are scrambling to put their houses in order just to keep up with the fast technological pace and the adaption of online payments by Kenyans. Kenyans at large are really interested in the outcome - an easy payment interface that hides the complex processes of integration. This process is largely a developer’s task. And this is a developer’s journey in analysing Kenyan online payment gateways and their ease of integration.

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Deep Dive into building APIs

(Updated 6th May 2019) APIs are becoming the mainstream way of exposing services to the world and it’s known that using a well-designed API is extremely rewarding, while using a poorly-designed API can be very infuriating. However, when we ourselves strive to build the best-designed APIs possible, we tend to trip up a bit. What aspects of an API should be considered in order to come up with a well designed API? What are the available tools to facilitate the API development process? Wait what is an API?

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