Tony Stubblebine just posted part 2 of his 3-part series on how to build and distribute applications on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange. The series is being published on the O’Reilly Network. Links have been permanently added to my blog sidebar, but here they are again:
Part 1 of 3 – An Introduction to Salesforce.com’s AppExchange: Tony lays out the basic information that any developer should know to get started. This article provides some context and points to how a developer can get their hands on a free Developer Edition account.
Part 2 of 3 – Using the Salesforce.com API: Tony explains how the Salesforce API works by creating a PERL script that automatically creates Salesforce.com Leads for every comment posted on a blog. This is a well-rounded example because it explains how to use the API and also how it impacts the back-end (inside Salesforce).
Part 3 of 3 – Packaging for Salesforce.com’s AppExchange: Tony continues building the blog-to-lead application by walking through the process of packaging and uploading to the Salesforce AppExchange.