Lauren Schaefer

Our blog is moving(!) and other exciting community updates

Blog Post created by Lauren Schaefer Employee on Nov 21, 2017

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.

Getting Started

 

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.

 

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

 

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!

 

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

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