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Checking Out with the Payment Request API

A Practical Introduction to the HTML5 Payment Request API using Real-world Examples


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alex Libby
    Pages 1-26
  3. Alex Libby
    Pages 27-53
  4. Alex Libby
    Pages 89-113
  5. Alex Libby
    Pages 115-149
  6. Alex Libby
    Pages 151-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book


Quickly create consistent checkouts for use within websites, using the power of the HTML5 Payment Request API. This project-oriented book simplifies the process of creating and manipulating checkouts with the Payment Request API in browsers for websites or online applications, using little more than a text editor or free software.

One of the key concerns of any e-commerce company is ensuring customers complete the checkout process successfully, and for them to return. Unfortunately, many checkouts still suffer from a high level of drop-out. The Payment Request API is an open standard being developed by browser vendors to simplify payments for users with a quick and seamless autofill process enabling a broader set of online payment providers to participate in the market. The API is designed to be easy to implement across all supported browsers, and work with any payment type or service provider.

Checking Out with the Payment Request API equips you with a tool set that you can use to develop future projects, incorporate into your existing workflow and allow you to reduce any dependency on complex, custom-made checkouts that might be prone to failure, or unwieldy to use. You'll learn how to use the Payment Request API to create consistent checkouts quickly and easily, and work through practical example projects that will help familiarize you with using the API. We live in an age where speed and accuracy are of the essence – add effortless flow to your payments using this book today.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RUGBYUK

About the authors

Alex Libby is an A/B testing developer and seasoned computer book author, who hails from England. His passion for all things Open Source dates back to the days of his degree studies, where he first came across web development, and has been hooked ever since. His daily work involves extensive use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to manipulate existing website content; Alex enjoys tinkering with different open source libraries to see how they work. He has spent a stint maintaining the jQuery Tools library, and enjoys writing about Open Source technologies, principally for front end UI development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Checking Out with the Payment Request API
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Introduction to the HTML5 Payment Request API using Real-world Examples
  • Authors Alex Libby
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Alex Libby 2019
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-5183-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-5184-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 88 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Web Development
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