Building on SugarCRM
Creating Applications the Easy Way
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 80

In the crowded field of customer relationship management (CRM) systems, SugarCRM stands out—not only for its modular design, but also for the ease with which you can develop, customize, and extend your CRM applications. This concise book provides a thorough overview of the development tools and APIs available in SugarCRM 6.2, showing both developers and nondevelopers alike how to use them to build a sample application step-by-step.

You'll learn how to bend and twist SugarCRM’s extensible MVC framework to create custom applications, including solutions for automating your business that go beyond traditional CRMs.

  • Learn how SugarCRM modules interact with one another through data relationships
  • Build your CRM application with SugarCRM’s GUI developer tools—without touching code
  • Use built-in design templates with Module Builder to design new CRM modules
  • Customize modules with the Studio tool to add new fields or additional relationships between modules
  • Automate common and tedious tasks within your application, using custom PHP code with SugarCRM's powerful API
  • Integrate external applications into your CRM solution through SugarCRM's web services API
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        Backdoor sales pitch

        By Markmarek

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          • Too basic

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          • Novice

          Comments about oreilly Building on SugarCRM:

          At the time of writing this book Mr Mertic was (and may still be) community manager for Sugarcrm. The book is keen to propose reasons to upgrade from CE to a paid edition (lots about Sugar Logic which is not currently available in CE, with a brief mention that some of its functionality may be achieved in JavaScript, but no examples!) - but most people reading this are probably wanting to build on CE. If this is what you want to do - find another book - this is not it.

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          Not useful for SugarCE developers

          By Anes

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          • Easy to understand

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          • Not comprehensive enough

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          Comments about oreilly Building on SugarCRM:

          Hi friends,
          there is no good book for SugarCE Developers , all give some general idea not go to programming part of actual situation . So Waiting for a good book, this book is not an exception for same .

          anes

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          May be useful for Sugar Pro Edition

          By jtone

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            • Assumes you have Pro Ed
            • Not comprehensive enough

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              Comments about oreilly Building on SugarCRM:

              My company is evaluating SugarCRM and I wanted to work through some examples using the Community Edition. Most of the examples in this book can only be used if you have the Professional Edition. This book was not useful.

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