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How to integrate Craft CMS with Microsoft Dynamics GP using SmartConnect by eOne Solutions

October 27, 2017

We were contacted by a design and dev shop who was making a pitch to a new client to use Craft CMS for a site redesign. The whole deal was gated on Craft being able to get form submission data into the client’s Microsoft Dynamics GP install. Going from PHP into Windows usually includes a little bit of death and dismemberment, but we at Solspace dig on that sort of thing. So we took the deal.

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How To Provide Wholesale Pricing In Craft Commerce

May 4, 2017

Your client sells physical goods on the web. At the last minute you realize that they want to offer special wholesale pricing only to those customers who qualify. That sounds gnarly. But good thing they chose to use Craft Commerce as their platform. Here’s how to build wholesale pricing into Craft Commerce.

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So wait, this Node JS app is just going to sit there and run, like, forever?

July 16, 2016

Building, maintaining and most importantly, monitoring a Node JS application as a hub for your organization’s API integrations.

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How to Attach Records to Stuff in NetSuite using the SuiteTalk Webservice Thingy

May 5, 2016

I just finished a few hours of fighting with the NetSuite API, SuiteTalk, on attaching files to contact records. Google could find nothing of use to help me. So here’s a blog post that Google can show to the next poor soul who is about to go through what I just did.

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More on the New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3

November 25, 2015

I found an Easter Egg in the new ExpressionEngine 3 service architecture that, although undocumented, is quite a useful resource for add-on developers and by extension designers and clients as well. It’s the CP/Filter service.

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The New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3

October 29, 2015

ExpressionEngine 3 came out a couple of weeks ago. I’m really enjoying working with it as we update our addons. There is a new part of the architecture that EllisLab is calling Services. We’ll get technical and talk about a highlight in this blog post.

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The Importance of Manual Data Entry in API Integration Work

October 5, 2015

Also known as, “Just Get Missy To Do It”.

Solspace has been doing API integration projects on websites and web applications for more than a decade. One thing we know for certain is that you don’t always have to integrate API’s. Sometimes it’s perfectly sufficient to hire someone to do some simple data entry for you and save all the coding, QA and revision time.

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ExpressionEngine + Salesforce + Google Analytics + Overbuilding

September 28, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is to talk clients out of overbuilding their web applications. Here’s a fun story of how that approach worked particularly well.

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3 Reasons Why PHP is Still the Place to Be

September 21, 2015

Your software choice can be the main attraction or it can stay out of the way of the real work, which is the value proposition, time to market and the relationships. PHP as your underlying web development framework is still a great choice after all these years because it stays out of the way.

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I Like Slow and Steady

August 3, 2015

It doesn’t mean I miss deadlines or go over budget, quite the contrary. But I like a slow and steady coding style. The irony, and I’m not sure exactly how, is that I finish code really quickly, though it feels slow. Here’s how.

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