Getting Started

What’s Happened so far

Things are just getting started with MagentoForce. I have already taken many steps to get to this point. Just to keep everyone involved in all aspects of the project I am going to cover what I have done so far:

  • Purchased the domain name MagentoForce.com
  • Setup a new server on Amazon AWS for hosting and development work
  • Downloaded and installed Magento 1.9.0.1
    • Uninstalled Magento 1.9.0.1 (I will have a followup post explaining why)
  • Downloaded and installed Magento 1.8.1.0
  • Downloaded and installed WordPress
  • Setup a Salesforce developer account
  • Setup a gmail account
  • Various security tweaks

Throughout this project I will do my best to explain every detail of what I have done to make MagentoForce happen.  Please post a comment if you have any specific questions regarding a process. To keep everything very straight forward, I will not be doing any theming on Magento nor this WordPress.

Next Steps

Now that I officially have a web presence I will be focusing more on the project itself and getting Salesforce and Magento talking. I have already decided on the high-level design on the project and will explain that in a later blog post. I am currently trying to decided whether I would like to use the Magento REST API or the Magento SOAP API. Although I am more familiar with the Magento SOAP API, I would really like to utilize the latest technologies of Magento’s REST API. The only downside I see so far is that the Magento REST API is going to require that I use OAuth. Over the next week or two I am going to start looking in to getting OAuth functioning in APEX.

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