[development] Josh Koenig to take up the slack with the Salesforce module

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 08:21:10 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 5:05 AM, Benjamin Melançon
<pwgdarchive at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My Salesforce code, which I sent to Victor for review and possible
> release as Salesforce 2.x, isn't otherwise released, and hasn't been
> added to the project yet as far as I know.  But Josh, it's all yours!

Awesome. Benjamin, send Josh the latest version of your code, just to be sure.

I am also sending Josh a version I developed that persists Salesforce
data onto the nodeprofile module instead of the core profile module,
that I developed for a client but could never commit because doing so
requires the more flexible API we have all been discussing which
allows you to choose your form of (poison) persistence.


> Our (Agaric Design Collective's) client is coming back for a second
> Salesforce-integrated site, so we'll be able to help out some more.
> All Agaric's contributions involved improving the website to
> Salesforce direction.  We didn't need to sync data from Salesforce
> back to Drupal, so I merely tried not to break that while refactoring
> the code.
> Main contribution: we created something of an API module for allowing
> other modules to provide ways of getting information to Salesforce,
> and an interface for mapping those fields to elements of Salesforce
> objects.
> We then developed a fieldmapping module to match any Webform field to
> Salesforce fields.
> Important caveat to anyone considering Salesforce:  our integration at
> least relies on the Salesforce API, which costs a whole lot of money
> for companies to access, and I'm a bit embittered by Salesforce's
> complete lack of response to the point that a tool like Drupal means
> APIs aren't just for the big players anymore.   (See
> http://ideas.salesforce.com/article/show/24160 )  Oh, and for free
> software contact management, CiviCRM and its Drupal integration
> http://civicrm.org are looking awesome!
> benjamin
> Agaric Design Collective
> Open Source Free Software Web Development
> http://agaricdesign.com/
> 774-286-1770

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