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Drupal Watchdog: Connecting Drupal to Salesforce in Three Easy Steps

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:20
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The Salesforce Suite of Drupal modules is an easy way to connect Drupal to Salesforce, a Customer Relationship Management system used by retailers and non-profits alike, which allows non-technical staff to create extensive reports – reports that would be difficult to create using Drupal alone.

Although entities can be synchronized to Salesforce objects – and custom mappings created – there is lots more that can be done with Salesforce. Let’s take a look.

Getting started

For openers, you’ll need:

To get the Developer Edition, create a developer account.

Once you’re in Salesforce, you’ll quickly notice that the site seems overwhelming. A complete overview is way beyond the scope of this article; the most important objects for our purposes are Campaigns, Leads, Contacts, and Cases.

There are many other extensions for Salesforce, extensions that provide new object types. Also, existing object types can be extended in much the same way as in Drupal.

As a best practice, always work in a sandbox environment when not working within a dev instance. It will help ensure that you can create a proper development -> testing -> production workflow.

To create a sandbox (Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Database.com), go to Setup » Sandboxes » Create new Sandbox.

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Drupal Watchdog: Connecting Drupal to Salesforce in Three Easy Steps

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:20
Article

The Salesforce Suite of Drupal modules is an easy way to connect Drupal to Salesforce, a Customer Relationship Management system used by retailers and non-profits alike, which allows non-technical staff to create extensive reports – reports that would be difficult to create using Drupal alone.

Although entities can be synchronized to Salesforce objects – and custom mappings created – there is lots more that can be done with Salesforce. Let’s take a look.

Getting started

For openers, you’ll need:

To get the Developer Edition, create a developer account.

Once you’re in Salesforce, you’ll quickly notice that the site seems overwhelming. A complete overview is way beyond the scope of this article; the most important objects for our purposes are Campaigns, Leads, Contacts, and Cases.

There are many other extensions for Salesforce, extensions that provide new object types. Also, existing object types can be extended in much the same way as in Drupal.

As a best practice, always work in a sandbox environment when not working within a dev instance. It will help ensure that you can create a proper development -> testing -> production workflow.

To create a sandbox (Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Database.com), go to Setup » Sandboxes » Create new Sandbox.

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Drupal @ Penn State: Drupal speed tuning: analyzing and further optimizing Pressflow

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 15:06
If you've read my past posts on here, you'll probably find a trend: I'm obsessed with performance tuning. Any time you can get more responsiveness without more hardware, I'm very, very happy. I've been running a modified drupal core for ELMSLN for some time now and decided instead of keeping these changes / tuning to myself, I'd try and document them / test them and see if any changes make sense for pressflow. In https://github.com/btopro/Presser-Flow-FORK you can see 3 folders: _PATCHES - all the patches (from drupal.org) utilized in the metrics _RECIPES - a drush recipe that auto optimizes to the level used in testing, there are also recipes for each of the sites in the test so you can see exactly what was used for testing. _METRICS - XLS file with detailed metrics of how testing was performed, where, and what combinations
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Drupal @ Penn State: Drush recipes cookin' up sweet beta eats!

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 15:06
Drush Recipes has come a long way since the project was first announced on planet a month ago.
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Drupal @ Penn State: ELMSLN optimization: Cost and Scale

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 15:06
I did a post the other day about ELMSLN Performance Optimization all about lessons learned and looking at some popular techniques and applying them. These are techniques that can be applied to ANY Drupal (and in many cases non Drupal) application to increase performance. This article looks at the real world price of performance tuning.
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Drupal @ Penn State: ELMSLN performance tuning

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 15:06
Update 2: Apache tuning / Costs There’s another posting thats dedicated to the cost and scale metrics of ELMSLN vs D6 legacy systems we were using. This is an example performance pack of conf settings that should work to do sane tuning on ANY apache system let alone drupal.
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Drupal @ Penn State: Drupal, Singularity, Digital Activism, and saving our institutions

Planet Drupal - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 15:06
It is as important to tell a great story using technology as it is to author technology that allows more stories to be told.
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Junichi Uekawa: New Month.

Planet Debian - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 04:05
New Month. New Life.

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