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Developer Tutorials

For Developers: Setting Up SoftSlate with Eclipse Part 1 (4:58)
For Developers: Setting Up SoftSlate with Eclipse Part 1 (4:58)

In this tutorial, lead SoftSlate developer David Tobey takes you through downloading and setting up SoftSlate Commerce as an Eclipse project.

For Developers: Setting Up SoftSlate with Eclipse Part 2 (5:00)
For Developers: Setting Up SoftSlate with Eclipse Part 2 (5:00)

Lead developer David Tobey continues by installing SoftSlate Commerce as an application running within Eclipse's debugging environment, using Apache Tomcat.


Design Integration Tutorial

In this tutorial, lead SoftSlate developer David Tobey takes you through an example of integrating an HTML design into the SoftSlate Commerce JSP templates and CSS stylesheets, to make the storefront match a new or existing design.

Video Demos

Authorize.net Direct Post Method (DPM) (4:38)
Authorize.net Direct Post Method (DPM) (4:38)

As of version 3.2, SoftSlate Commerce integrates with Authorize.net's Direct Post Method (DPM). This integration method allows merchants to avoid many of the issues involved with PCI compliance. In this demo, you'll see how to set up the integration and how it works from the customer's perspective.

Wish Lists (2:36)
Wish Lists (2:36)

A quick demonstration of customer Wish Lists, a new feature as of version 3.2.

Advanced Search Enhancements (2:16)
Advanced Search Enhancements (2:16)

We added two new enhancements to the Advanced Search feature in version 3.1.2 of SoftSlate Commerce: highlighted excerpts (using the Lucene Highlighter) and search term stemming (using the Snowball Analyzer). This video demonstrates each of the new enhancements.

Order Status Email Templates (3:11)
Order Status Email Templates (3:11)

New with version 3.1.6 is the ability to send customers emails apprising them of their order status and any other messages you need to send them. Lead developer Dave Tobey introduces this feature.

Gift Certificate Purchasing (4:18)
Gift Certificate Purchasing (4:18)

Starting in version 3.1.8, you may set up your store to allow customers to purchase Gift Certificates, which they can give to their friends to pay for other items in the store. (Note: the SQL script mentioned in the video is /WEB-INF/classes/resources/product/insert.sql.)

Gift Certificates (4:41)
Gift Certificates (4:41)

Starting in version 3.1.2, administrators may create gift certificates for redemption by customers. In this demo, lead developer David Tobey takes you through the feature.

Tax Processing (3:36)
Tax Processing (3:36)

In this demo, lead developer David Tobey describes the two tax processors available in SoftSlate Commerce and shows how they are used: the default Basic Tax Rates processor and the new AvaTax integration (in version 3.1.2 and later).

Demo of Order Management Tools (4:02)
Demo of Order Management Tools (4:02)

Here is video demo of some of the order management tools available with SoftSlate Commerce. Lead Developer David Tobey takes you through a quick tour of the features in the web-based Administrator that can be used to manage and process orders after they've come in.