New PHP & Ruby on Rails Toolkits

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Salesforce.com just announced 2 new developer toolkits for PHP & Ruby on Rails.

Ruby on Rails project page.
Ruby on Rails quick start.
RoR toolkit is also a gem: % gem install activesalesforce

The PHP Toolkit is located here. It is included with very helpful documentation to get you started. From what I can tell, it has to be run on PHP5 because it relies on some SOAP extensions in PHP5. Does anyone know if there is a workaround for PHP4 for this toolkit? My ISP is still on PHP4.

6 Comments »

  1. Adam Gross Said,

    March 7, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

    The toolkit does require PHP5; we know thats an issue for some people, but we thought it was import to target 5 as it has an entirely new SOAP/XML stack that makes much of what we’ve done possible.

  2. David Claiborne Said,

    March 17, 2006 @ 7:50 am

    Ryan Choi has a put together sample code that uses Nusoap to connect interact with the salesforce.com api. It works work with PHP 4.3 and later. The advantage of Nusoap is that you only need to put it in your php path for it to work (No Pear). Right now, it works for the partner wsdl. Here is his latest note:

    An update to the php_sforce_nusoap sourceforge project has been posted. It includes:

    – fix for namespace of headers (lead assignment headers work properly now)
    – rename of soapclient to nusoapclient (avoid conflict of php 5 SoapClient)
    – getUpdated(), getDeleted() and retrieve() calls
    – examples of the above in example.php

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=96634&package_id=166314

    I also have modified Nusoap and the original sfdc php toolkit to work with the enterprise wsdl, but I my code is at a rougher stage.

  3. Scott Hemmeter Said,

    March 17, 2006 @ 8:20 am

    The comment related to Ryan’s NuSoap toolkit is a different toolkit than the PHP5 toolkit. The NuSoap one works with PHP4 and PHP5 and is really easy to use. However, it is a different toolkit.

    The integrating with Google Maps posting I did used Ryan’s toolkit.

  4. Nick Tran Said,

    March 18, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

    FYI, the PHP 5 toolkit is now hosted on SourceForge.net: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=96634&package_id=183732

    – Nick

  5. Thought Leadership Said,

    November 24, 2006 @ 8:04 am

    Maybe Ruby on Rails is ready for the enterprise?…

    What if all of us enterprisey folks were wrong to think that Ruby on Rails isn’t ready for the enterprise and we decided to ignore lack of industry analyst coverage, lack of any quantity of knowledge in large consulting firms or even lack of a si …….

  6. Michael @ SEOG Said,

    February 18, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    Nice to see the support for Ruby and PHP. Could lead to better integration with the web 2.0 apps and the quality back end CRM system that is salesforce.com

    I am surprised I haven’t seen more product offerings that highlight the integration of the content management system with salesforce tools on the backend.

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