The Stripe Node.js Library by Stripe is a REST resource. The library API is designed for predictable, resource-oriented URLs and HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. Further, it aims to support the built-in HTTP features, like HTTP authentication and HTTP verbs with off-the-shelf HTTP clients, and the support cross-origin resource sharing to allow interaction with the API from a client-side web application. The returns are in JSON, including errors.
Open APIs are upending the ecommerce business model and forcing developers to seek out more realtime tools to ensure a positive customer experience. Speaking with ProgrammableWeb at the recent API World conference in San Francisco, Tony*, a lead developer with an online retailer, discussed some of the unique impacts that face retail when using APIs to enhance content delivery.