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Why we open sourced our web framework

hbkwong profile image Andrew W. ・2 min read

By Marc Pérez i Ribas, Front-end developer, Adyen

We are excited to announce that we are open sourcing our front-end library, Adyen Web. Our library offers a complete UI solution to collect shopper information using our Drop-in and Components integrations, which handle all shopper interactions during checkout.

From our server-side libraries, our plugins, and OpenAPI definitions - our team is committed to open source. Adyen Web has been developed internally for over a year now, and at this stage, we want to further our merchants’ experience by showing what goes on under the hood. In the end, opening our development to the community allows Adyen Web to be more secure, flexible, and transparent.

Increased visibility

One of our goals is to make it easier for our merchants to keep track of releases and to see what we are preparing for the next versions of our web library. In addition, merchants can see the exact code that is running on their checkout page - which simplifies both the integration process as well as the debugging process in the event any issues arise.

Community-oriented

Our developer community is a great source of feedback and ideas for our integrations. By opening up Adyen Web, we now have a new place to discuss feedback, new ideas, or bug fixes in the form of GitHub Issues. We are also open to Pull Requests for direct collaboration, which allows any developer to contribute to our source code.

Infrastructure

By publishing our source code on GitHub, we can also leverage all their excellent tools for collaboration and continuous integration. We have now integrations that can run tests, look at code quality and security issues on every code change, and even publish a package to npm.

Getting started

We are excited to work with you to build the future of Adyen Web! Feel free to explore our repository to get started.

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