Skip navigation
All Places > SugarBuzz > Author: Matt Marum


2 Posts authored by: Matt Marum Employee

The recently released Sugar 7.8 provides some exciting new platform changes that should be welcome to every Sugar developer.


First, we've dropped support of older PHP versions (PHP 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5) in Sugar 7.8. Not only does Sugar run faster on PHP 5.6, this change allows the SugarCRM Product Group and the entire Sugar Developer Community to spend more time on innovation and less time on maintenance.


Next, we've enhanced Advanced Workflow to dramatically extend extensibility. With the added ability to create and incorporate Custom Actions, Sugar developers can create custom code that runs when their Custom Action is called during an Advanced Workflow process.


Finally, we've made some important upgrades to the third-party libraries used by the Sidecar framework and Sugar 7 user interfaces. We've upgraded Backbone.js, jQuery, and other libraries, which include feature improvements, bug fixes and some subtle API changes. Check the Sugar 7.8 Migration Guide for advice on this and other areas of change to watch out for with your code customizations when migrating to Sugar 7.8.


If you want to learn more about obtaining, developing and migrating customizations to Sugar 7.8, review our Sugar 7.8 Technical Overview webinar. Or, if you just want to review the slides in our Sugar Community, go to Sugar 7.8 Technical Overview for Sugar Developers (Slides).

Matt Marum

Developers’ Corner

Posted by Matt Marum Employee Jul 28, 2016


Thanks to everyone who attended the UnCon! It was a whirlwind for all of us but I think we have put on the best iteration of this event we have ever had. We look forward to seeing you all again for SugarCon in September 2017.


UnCon 2016 Highlights

It was standing room only for our UnCon general sessions, especially for the Platform Update on Tuesday and the Architecting Successful Projects panel on Wednesday.


Some of the most popular breakout topics led by Sugar Engineers were on Sugar tools that can be leveraged for Sugar development and deployment.  These topics included the Sugar Unit Test framework, Performance Test framework, as well as our soon to be released Sugar command line interface and Mobile SDK.

Other popular breakout topics included our deep dive into Advanced Workflow, Sidecar, and our two different sessions on Elasticsearch.

Example code, presentations, and recordings will be available to everyone!

The real value of UnCon is being able to get face to face with the Sugar Engineers and other Sugar Developers. It is a shame if you missed it. But take comfort, even if you did not make it you will still get access to all the UnCon presentations, example code, and video recordings for our UnCon general sessions.


UnCon 2016 Slides

All the slides from each of the 28 different general and breakout sessions have been posted in the UnCon community. This is a great opportunity to refresh your memory or review any of the presentations that you happened to have missed this year. Use these presentations as an aide to help you present what you learned at UnCon to your own colleagues!


UnCon 2016 Code

All example code shown at UnCon is available in the UnCon Github repository in the 2016 branch. There are a ton of code examples to learn and try out for yourselves. We presented and shared at least 2X more code than last year! All the example code in this repository is licensed under Apache 2.0 unless otherwise noted.


Follow the SugarBuzz blog space to make sure you stay up to date with news from SugarCRM!