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Adaptive Payments is Moving to Limited Release – What you Need to Know

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On October 6th we will begin the process of moving the Adaptive Payments product into a limited release mode. Limited release means a few things for Adaptive Payments in this case:

  • Adaptive Payments will be restricted to select partners for approved use cases and should not be used for new integrations without guidance from PayPal.
  • The Adaptive Payments documentation will only be accessible from a single new location, the documentation directory.
  • All references to Adaptive Payments as a solution within the documentation will be removed / replaced with the best current solutions.

Adaptive Payments will continue to be a fully supported offering, so integrations will continue to function without interruption. Our end goal with this project is to migrate all existing users of Adaptive Payments on to the modern products that will be the core of our future development APIs, namely Braintree v.zero and the PayPal REST APIs.

Why we’re moving to a limited release

This is the first step in a far reaching effort to continue to provide modern offerings, and the best solutions, for developers. To continue this, we are centralizing our efforts behind the development and optimization of the products that are built towards supporting the future of the payments industry.

Much of the functionality provided by Adaptive Payments is available in newer solutions that fully support the latest in consumer experiences from PayPal, such as mobile optimization and One Touch. However, Adaptive Payments is still the best solution for a small set of use cases, which is why we will continue to offer it as a limited release product for select partners.

Existing applications and Adaptive Payments users

For existing users of Adaptive Payments, your applications will continue to work during this process, and you will not experience any disruption in service. With that said, we will be working hard in the coming months to provide migration guides, advice, and support for moving existing developers towards integrating Braintree v.zero or the PayPal REST APIs, which will be continually updated to support any modern features or payment methods that should arise.

If you are not currently using Adaptive Payments for your payment integration, it is not recommended that you create a new service with Adaptive Payments as the payment integration mechanism.

Stay tuned for updates.

Building the Next Step in Payment Tutorials with Stack Overflow Docs

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At PayPal Developer, we are constantly looking at new ways to expand our outreach into the community to provide the solutions that developers need, where they choose to be. This is why we work within different external communities, such as Stack Overflow to help with technical integrations, and Github for much of our external developer code offerings and open source projects.

We’re happy to announce that we have partnered with Stack Overflow for the launch of a new project called Stack Overflow Documentation. The aim of the Stack Overflow documentation project is to build a community around the process of creating great documentation, not by simply copying our documentation to another place, but by working with the community to build the documentation, examples, and integrations that developers want and care about. We’ve started by adding some examples based off of common questions that we receive frequently.

Come take a look at the initial documentation and examples we have on Stack Overflow Docs and make suggestions for integrations that you want to see. We’re going to be working hard to help deliver the content that you want to see, and we would love for you to be a part of this with us by contributing examples and topics for things that you built out, by requesting new topics for us to write about, or by improving the samples that we already have up on the site if something just doesn’t make sense or should be revised.

We look forward to working with everyone in our community to build the examples that you all care about.