Everywhere you look at the moment in the Salesforce.com world, there are banners, blogs and news articles hailing the largest ever Enterprise IT conference.
It used to be held at the worlds biggest conference centre, the Moscone West in San Francisco; but now, it's held at the worlds biggest conference centre AND ten surrounding hotels and facilities. Not to mention closing off a few streets and booking out every hotel in the west of the city. With 70,000 attendees, and a gala headlined by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, this is the CRM industry's flagship event.
So who wouldn't want to give a presentation there? Especially on such an awesome topic as combining one of the worlds most popular and accessible payment gateways with the worlds coolest CRM
(ok, it's just the inner-nerd in me that's getting so excited about those bits).
Welcome then to the supporting blog post to this Dreamforce 2012 developer track session:
Integrating PayPal Mass Payments with Force.com
If you are attending Dreamforce, you'll have access to the Chatter (touch!) session page here.
So what can you expect from this session? Well, having found this post, I can promise you will be well placed to take the most away from this presentation (and if you are here after the session, you will find this blog, along with what I presented an incredibly valuable combination towards understanding the process).
Firstly, let me link you up with the GitHub repository containing the integration code and demo files:
Once I have clearance from Salesforce.com I will post the slides from the presentation up here too, but really, what you'll want is these two blog posts on the topic, which are the original works that landed me the Dreamforce presentation in the first place:
1) Salesforce - Paypal Masspay Integration
2) Salesforce - Paypal IPN integration
Working through these two blog posts should empower a talented developer to perform their own complete PayPal Mass Payments integration in a couple of days. If you don't have this kind of resource, or want to tap into my expert knowledge on the topic.. please get in touch with my employers Desynit, and I'm sure they will be more than happy to talk to you.