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2019

Good Morning, Sugar Developers!

 

That's me! Gotta be festive at the holidays!

My name is Michael Shaheen and I am SugarCRM’s new Developer Advocate. I’ll be working with Matt Marum to maintain relationships between our developer community and the teams that work with the Sugar product group.

 

Let’s talk a bit about my background. I have been a developer since writing

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to fill up the screen at the mall Radio Shack in the early 80s. Since then, I have worked for multiple companies as a manager of software development teams. I may have been managing, but I can never stop coding. I love to get into projects and solve problems. Lately that has been mostly front-end work (Javascript, React, SASS, task runners, etc), but I’m not a stranger to back-end. I spent many years coding in .NET, Java and PHP.

 

At home, I have a beautiful wife and 2 lovely teenage daughters. Oh and cats. We have 2 indoor and a few outdoor cats that we take care of. I also tell a lot of dad jokes (but that started before the kids).

 

Over the past 3 weeks, I have been learning all there is to know about SugarCRM as an organization and Sugar as a platform. I’m looking forward to talking to each of you through the Developer Community and, hopefully, in person as much as possible. From the conversations I’ve had with SugarCRM engineers, I know that they all want to put out the best quality product possible. The Developer Community is one of our top ways of gathering feedback. I aim to ensure your feedback is heard and acted upon. Keep your eyes peeled for a survey!

 

I am very excited to be in this new role and I can’t wait to meet you all through the Developer Community as well as at events as they arise. In the meantime, say hello in the comments or leave me a comment with your best dad joke. I’ll get you started:

 

Remember, 6 out of 7 dwarfs aren’t happy.
Matt Marum

Sugar 9 has arrived!

Posted by Matt Marum Employee Apr 9, 2019

Hey Sugar devs!

 

Spring is in the air (for the northern hemisphere)! This can mean only two things: allergy season has started and a new Sugar On-Site release is now available.

 

Let me introduce to you Sugar 9.0!

 

See below for all the information Sugar Developers need to know. Sugar end users can be directed over to one of the official Sugar release announcements: the Sugar Spring '19 announcement is for cloud customers and the Sugar 9.0 announcement is for on-premise customers.

 

In our recent developer webinar we gave an overview of the important changes coming in the Sugar 9.0 On-Site and Sugar Spring ‘19 cloud releases:

 

 

The slides from that webinar are available here.

 

Did you miss the webinar? Want to make sure you’re the first to know about important Sugar product changes? Make sure you are signed up for Sugar Developer News!

 

Here's a quick overview of what can be expected if upgrading from Winter ‘19

  • Group Outbound Email Support
  • SugarBPM™ improvements
  • Performance and scalability improvements

 

In addition to the above, here are some of the many additional updates you’ll see if upgrading from Sugar 8.0.

  • Reporting improvements including report scheduling
  • Data Privacy improvements including double opt-in
  • New Quotes configuration panel
  • Emoji support on MySQL (utf8mb4 conversion)
  • Updates to JS libraries including upgrading to jQuery 3
  • Added PHP 7.3 support
  • Updated Microsoft stack support for those hosting on Windows
  • More performance and scalability improvements

 

Check out the below resources for the rest of the details.