Getting Started Toolbox

Before you start your self-study of CCB Tutorials, be sure you read and complete the following:

A simple checklist of the various softwares you’ll use during each tutorial is provided below.

Just a reminder: if you’re migrating to CCB, be sure that migration data from your previous service provider can be exported to Excel, SQL, MySQL or XML.  

That said, let’s get started with software installation and setup.

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Spreadsheet Software

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Text Editor Installation

Personally, I use Sublime most of the time when scripting, coding and programming.  However, I tend to use Notepad++ and Terminal (Mac) from time to time too.

SublimeSublime_Text_Logo DreamweaverAdobe_Dreamweaver_CS6_Icon Notepad++notepad++_logo


Public web server and database development

Watch the video below if you plan on CCB API development using a public web server hosted by a 3rd-party such as BlueHost, GoDaddy, or HostGator.


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Local web server and database development

Use the links below if you plan on CCB API development using a desktop or laptop.

  1. Download XAMPP from or Bitnami WAMPP
  2. Install XAMPP Using Lynda Video


Access CCB Data Using Rest Client

Read this tutorial or watch the video below to learn how to make a CCB API call using REST client.


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