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18 Jul 2006
Mike Schinkel says:At the time of this writing (July 2006) the Salesforce.com API (http://www.salesforce.com/developer/) is available only to Enterprise and Unlimited customers but not to Professional and Team customers (with the exception of certified partner add-ins.) In my opinion, their decision to limit their APIs to only their 'premium' customers is supremely stupid and is the type of shortsightedness that can only come from a company with a "Sales" culture where they are always looking to close bigger deals as opposed to a "Marketing" culture where they are always looking to grow the value of their platform and meet the needs of their customers. I plan to blog about this at my Salesforce blog, and any help making my point that it would be in Salesforce's best interest to offer their API to all customers would be greatly appreciated.
04 Aug 2006
Gerry says:Good point Mike, but that doesn't help those who are trying to learn the Salesforce API.
I'm fairly new to API's and the Salesforce API looks like a good ice breaker, so any help, suggestions, or insider tips regarding their API would be greatly appreciated.
14 Aug 2006
Mike Schinkel says:Gerry:
Sorry for my editorializing, but somebody had to do it. :)
Anyway, if you want an easy way to work with SaleForce.com (or many of these APIs) check out RSSBus at www.rssbus.com.
Full disclosure: I'm currently working with /n software to help them get partners for their future partner directory at www.rssbus.net.
However, I've had other business relationships both buying from and selling to /n software over the past decade and I know them really well. Further, I'm very technical and RSSBus is a phenominal product as a recent SDTimes.com editorial that spoke very highly of it confirmed.
(P.S. I would have emailed this to you but you did not provide any way to contact you.)
29 Feb 2008
akela_p501usa says:thanks,i'll return asap!/+?
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