Kill Bill Birthday #6 Celebration

Kill Bill Birthday #6 Celebration

It’s hard to believe that Kill Bill is turning 6 already! I still remember that afternoon in Palo Alto when we decided to start the open-source project: Stéphane reluctantly rushed to his ophthalmology appointment while I got started on writing a Jetty skeleton. As soon as he came back, we pair programmed what would eventually become the Kill Bill platform. Over the next two years, while migrating the subscriptions of the 100,000 Ning-powered sites, we exposed ourselves to the complexity of the subscription billing world and the myriad of its use-cases as more and more users started reaching out to our mailing-list. More recently, we deepened our integration with the payments world by adding support for all sorts of international payment methods required for the Groupon migration. Join us, as we look back at our journey, in San Francisco on Thursday, July 13, for an evening of celebration, featuring presentations by various companies using Kill Bill in the real world. Here’s to the next 6 years! Kill Bill Birthday #6 Celebration Thursday, Jul 13, 2017, 6:30 PM Location details are available to members only. 14 Members Attending Join us in celebrating Kill Bill’s 6th birthday!Existing users and newcomers, join us to (re-)discover all of the features Kill Bill, the open-source subscription billing and payments platform has to offer, and to learn from others using the system.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2IHcz3OLYoAgenda6:00 – Doors Open*  6:30 – Welcome message by th… Check out this Meetup →...
Kill Bill 0.16.0 Released!

Kill Bill 0.16.0 Released!

We are excited to announce our new release Kill Bill 0.16.x (and we just released 0.16.1 to make it even better)! This is the result of 6 months of hard work and a lot has happened… so let’s review: Performance Improvement This has been a very long effort that started already in release 0.14.x and that we have continued forward. We have already posted some notes about the work and some results. Obviously performance is a never ending task because as the system evolves, it becomes necessary to verify there is no performance regression, but we now have a stable and performant system and all the tools to continue the work (tests, perf framework and baseline to compare numbers). Full Payment Stack One of the main focus of that release was around the payment subsystem. Kill Bill now offers a full payment subsystem (unrelated to the subscription/invoicing engine), with standalone payment apis (auth, capture, refund, …). The payment subsystem has been implemented on top of state machines that enforce correct transitions for payment transactions and offers 2 flexible payment plugin apis to extend the core payment system: The payment plugin api allows to extend the core payment system to interact with third party payment gateways or processors. We already have 16 such payment plugins (for Stripe, CyberSource, Adyen, PayPal, Braintree, …) The payment control plugin api allows to intercept payment operations in real time to customize the system. There are many use cases for this api (integration with fraud systems, payment routing, retry strategies, disbursement, currency conversion, …) We believe we can support any payment flows and integrate with...

Kill Bill – Genesis

In a tragic world run amok with billing errors and fleeing customers there was hatched a small duck, Killian (Kill) Bill. He began life as a twinkle in his creators’ eyes. A new hope, a savior. Trained by British Military Intelligence, Kill became the best of the best. He lived and breathed trials, discounts and addons. He could talk fluently to dozens of payment gateways. He could prorate on a whim. He drank whiskey straight with no ice, and the babes loved him. After two years of grueling training, tests, dry runs and migrations, Kill Bill finally earned his wings: v0.0.7 “Licensed to...