Visa Dev Spotlight: Kris Krause

Community Scholar

He goes by @dragthor on the Visa Dev Community. Real name is Kris Krause and he's this month's Visa Dev User of the Month.


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself, where do you work?

A: I am a developer at Bare Necessities working on our eCommerce platform.


Q: If you were an API, what would you be? Why?

A: Stateless, fast, secure and well documented. Sorry, nothing witty to say. 3rd party API integration can be frustrating


Q: What do you love most about coding?

A: 1) Solving problems and discussing possible solutions with co-workers. 2) Actual people using my code. 3) Reading people's thoughtful code


Q: What were your thoughts about Visa as a tech company before you ever began working with their APIs?

A: Honestly, I never really thought much beyond "transaction fee collector." But in reality, Visa has lots of helpful APIs.


Q: What's the most exciting thing about being a developer in the payment industry for you?

A: Tokenization and PCI compliance. Also lots wallets, devices and transactions.


Q: What brought you to the Visa Developer Center and what was your experience like?

A: I had some questions regarding Visa Checkout API on the CyberSource platform. I was able to learn about it reading Visa's documentation and using the forum which provided plenty of support.


Q; Any tips for developers?

A: Don't skimp testing!




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