Attention developers! We’ve released Winter '18! This is our second quarterly On-Demand only release, and we’re pretty excited about it. Our Co-Founder & CMO, Clint Oram, discusses the highlights of this release from an end-user's perspective in the video below:
Matt Marum and I recently hosted a webinar where we gave an overview of the big things developers need to know about this release:
The slides from the webinar are available here .
If you’re looking for the CliffsNotes version, I’ve got you covered:
- The Input Validation Framework that has been implemented since Sugar 7.7.1 is now enforced by default. Input validation violations will cause FATAL errors. See Matt’s blog post for more details: How to fix Sugar input validation failures .
As part of enforcing the Input Validation Framework, all custom platforms must be registered. If you have a customization or integration that uses our REST API, this probably affects you. Check out my blog post that has links to get more information about the change and a tutorial to help you register your custom platform.
- You now have the option of turning on denormalized team security, which can greatly improve List View performance. Check out the Developer Release Notes or the webinar recording above for more details.
- We’ve added PhaserIO as a new library. As a result, we’re seeing outstanding performance in the new Product Catalog Dashlet and great potential for speeding up other parts of the app. Check out the Developer Release Notes for a list of all library changes.
- We’ve been working on an Exemplar App (https://github.com/sugarcrm/school) and the Sugar Synchronizer (https://github.com/sugarcrm/project-sync), which we hope will become key resources for everyone. Watch the blog for more details coming soon!
This blog post promised to have just about everything you need to know about the Sugar Winter ‘18 release. Below are some resources that have the rest of the details.
- Winter ‘18 Developer Release Notes
- Winter ‘18 Migration Guide
- Winter ‘18 Unit Tests
- Sugar Developer Community
- Sugar Developer Blog (now part of the community!)
- Winter ‘18 Developer Builds
We hope you’re as excited about this release as we are!