Authorize.Net Direct Post Method (DPM) and AbleCommerce 7

Ever have a project where you pretty much had to ‘just do it’ to see if you could?  Enter DPM from Authorize.Net. Direct Post Method is a way to avoid certain PCI compliance requirements for an AbleCommerce 7 online store.  It works by avoiding any interaction between the storefront and the payment details.  If the storefront never sees the payment details, the PCI compliance requirements drop significantly. Unfortunately the documentation for DPM provided by Authorize.Net is worthless for an ASP.Net Web Forms environment.  It’s ...

Apr 20, 2012 READ MORE
Quickbooks Web Connector Rewrite Features and Improvements

After 6 weeks of work, I have completed testing on the feature list for the new release of my Quickbooks module.  It’s quite a list of work accomplished: Option to set default Sales Rep when creating new customer in Quickbooks. Option to set default Customer Type when creating new customer in Quickbooks. Option to automatically add order note to Notes/History when order is successfully transferred. Ability to update inventory values from Quickbooks back into AbleCommerce. Full support for sub-categorized lists in Quickbooks such as G/L accounts and Inventory It...

Apr 25, 2011 READ MORE
AbleCommerce Quickbooks module rewrite nearly complete

Testing has gone very well.  What a project.  Wound up rewriting like 90% of the entire module.  Added several new features, vastly improved error handling and laid a solid foundation for more enhancements. Intuit has done a decent job of working out the kinks found in the older versions of their QBWC SDK. The final improvement will be the support for Sales Orders.  Not entirely sure what I’ll do with the payment side of an order being transferred into a Sales Order, but we’ll cross that bridge once I reach it.  I’m waiting now on a QB Enterp...

Apr 25, 2011 READ MORE
Quickbooks for AbleCommerce 7 rewrite in progress

Well I've been working hard for over three weeks now doing a complete rewrite of my Quickbooks Connector that transfers AbleCommerce 7 data electronically into Quickbooks using ASP.Net web services. The first challenge was getting the entire Quickbooks API written into a strongly-typed ASP.Net class library.  I originally wrote some very basic classes that would serialize.  However it was a hack job as I was very new to XML, serialization etc.  Boy was it confusing.  Plus none of the Quickbooks response messages were de-serialized back into strongly typed ...

Mar 20, 2011 READ MORE
AbleCommerce 7 Web Service progress report July 17 2010

Well it's Saturday.  First it was Monday.  Then suddenly Friday afternoon was here and I just didn't get much done that I wanted.  Several phone calls got in the way as well as some programming research.  Now I'm spending a portion of my weekend getting some much needed bookkeeping work done.  This should pave the way to put a big dent in the web service module next week.  I came up with a few new web service methods I'd like to add related to inventory items.  It adds more time to the module but I think it's a solid benefit and wor...

Jul 17, 2010 READ MORE