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We’re getting a head start on our New Year’s Resolutions!  We’ve given our developer community a fresh, new look, and we feel ten pounds lighter.  Let me give you a tour!

First, we’ve migrated our blog from developer.sugarcrm.com to the Developer Community at https://community.sugarcrm.com/community/developer/pages/dev-blog.  We’re really excited about this change as the community is now your one-stop-shop for everything related to developing on Sugar.  We’ll temporarily be putting new posts on both blogs, but please update your bookmarks now.

Second, we’ve redesigned the Developer Community to feel more modern and make it easier to find content.  

When you navigate to the community’s home page, you’ll notice 4 new buttons at the top:

Home page buttons

If you’re new to developing on Sugar (or you just need a refresher), click Getting Started with Sugar.  On this page you’ll learn how to get setup, trained, and certified.  You’ll also learn how to integrate with and create add-ons for Sugar.

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If you want to leverage the Sugar Mobile Application Configuration Service or our Mobile SDK, click Getting Started with Mobile.  This subspace has its own documentation as well as a place for you to ask and answer questions.  If you’re a mobile developer, you’ll definitely want to follow the Mobile Developers space.

Mobile SDK Space

If you’re feeling helpful, click Answer a Question to browse questions from your fellow community members and share your expertise.

Questions and Answers

If you want to learn something new, click Try a Tutorial.  You’ll be able to get your hands in the code on a variety of topics including the REST API, Advanced Workflow, the Mobile SDK, and Quotes.

Tutorials

If you continue scrolling down the home page, you’ll see Recent Activity with all of the latest community content as well as a form where you can sign up for Developer News to receive the latest Sugar Developer news, webinars, and surveys straight to your e-mail inbox (I highly recommend signing up if you haven’t already!).

If you browse the home page’s right column, you’ll see a set of helpful widgets.  At the top, you’ll find a search box where you can search the developer community.  Next, you’ll see our latest Tweets (you may want to follow us on Twitter if you haven’t already).  If you continue scrolling, you’ll find the Developer Tools widget.  This is one of my favorite pieces of the community as it has all of our favorite resources listed in one place!

Developer Tools Widget

Be sure to check out the last widget:  Top Participants.  We hope to see your name there!

Top Participants Widget

We hope you enjoy our new look!  Have suggestions on how we can improve the community?  Let us know in the comments below!

Are you ready to build an integration with Sugar but not sure where to start?  You’ve come to the right place!

When you want to access or interact with information stored in Sugar, the REST API is a great place to start.  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to authenticate to the Sugar REST API.  Then you’ll learn how to perform create, read, update, and delete (aka CRUD) operations.

Watch the video tutorial below or view the text-based tutorial at bit.ly/tutorial_rest.

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could create a custom Sidecar user interface within your Sugar instance? Maybe you want to allow users to visit a URL that displays a custom view.

It turns out that creating a linkable URL (or route) to within the Sugar client is fairly simple. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to implement a new route in your Sugar instance that displays an alert.

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Do you need to set up your Sugar development environment but only have 20 minutes to spare?  With the help of Vagrant, I’ve got you covered. Check out my new video below:

 

Prefer text-based instructions?  Get them here.

Hey there, Sugar Developers!

I’m SugarCRM’s newest Developer Advocate, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Lauren Schaefer. Since getting my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science at North Carolina State (go pack!), I’ve been slowly migrating north over the years, and I currently live in Pennsylvania.

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