Building a business application on the SugarCRM platform



Learn how to build your business application on the SugarCRM platform.


Need to build an application to run part of your business? One appoach is that you could start writing something from scratch, perhaps leverging an existing general purpose framework to help get you going. However, even if you use a framework, there’s still the need to build all those standard components such as user interface, workflow, and ACL security, which can take quite some time to design and code.

There’s no need to start from scratch; SugarCRM is designed as a Rapid Application Development platform. In this half day tutorial you’ll learn how to build a business application on the Open Source SugarCRM platform.

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    John Mertic



    John Mertic is a senior software engineer and serves as the partner and community developer liaison at SugarCRM, having several years of experience with PHP web applications. At SugarCRM, he has specialized in data integration, mobile and user interface architecture. An avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book ‘The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications’. He has also contributed to many open source projects, most notably the PHP project where is the creator and maintainer of the PHP Windows Installer.