Zoho Developer Community Monthly Digest - January 2024

Zoho Developer Community Monthly Digest - January 2024

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Zoho Developer Community Digest. As we begin the year with renewed vigor, we're thrilled to present a roundup of engaging discussions, valuable resources, and noteworthy community highlights from January. Dive in to stay updated on the latest developments in Zoho and join us in fostering collaboration within the developer community.

Upcoming Events

  1. Zoho Developer Hangout 13: Zoho CRM offers flexibility for businesses to tailor it precisely according to their unique requirements. However, even the best suits may need a few extra accessories. That's where Zoho Creator steps in. When integrated with Zoho CRM, it extends the platform's capabilities, allowing you to build custom applications, forms, and views, transforming them into custom tabs within the CRM interface. Think of it as the stylish pocket square that completes the look. In this session, our MVP @Damien Cregan, will provide an introduction to Deluge scripting and its role in creating integrations between Zoho Creator and Zoho CRM. He will delve into the intricacies of fetching records from Creator within CRM and vice versa, as well as creating and updating records in both platforms. Click here for registration.

  2. Zoho Developer Community Bootcamp (In-Person): This has been long overdue! We're hosting our first-ever in-person developer meetup, and we're doing it right here in our home base. If you're in Chennai, you're in for a special treat. The bootcamp is designed to empower developers of all skill levels, guiding them to learn and create extensions for Zoho products. Participants also have the opportunity to potentially monetize their creations by listing them on the Zoho Marketplace. Registration and more details here.

  3. Creator Learning Table Series: We designed this series to provide users with valuable insights and knowledge about Creator's capabilities in various business use cases and applications. This year, we have adopted the 12 Months 12 Industries concept. Every month, we will focus on a specific industry, illustrating its unique processes with real-time business scenarios and how to make best use of Creator for that industry. Our recent webinar on Creator for the Agriculture Industry was a success, and during the upcoming session, we'll be exploring Creator for the Real Estate Industry.

    Title: Creator For Real Estate Industry
    Date: March 7, 2024
    APAC & ANZ - 11 AM to 12 PM IST - Registration Link
    EMEA - 4 PM to 5 PM IST - Registration Link
    Americas - 9 PM to 10 PM IST - Registration Link

  4. Creator Tech Connect: Creator's tech connect series would comprise of technical sessions that provide immersive training on the key essentials and technical nuances of building a solution in Zoho Creator. This is a great opportunity for our developer community to stay informed about Creator's new feature releases, product roadmap, best practices to follow while scripting in deluge, new deluge concepts, and cloud functions. We are planning to conduct a three-month series on Custom widgets: Extension in Zoho Creator and its development process. While the first session of the series focused on developing widgets with JS API in Zoho Creator, the upcoming session will be about using Widgets from Zoho Marketplace as Extensions in Zoho Creator.

    Title: Developing Widgets in Zoho Creator
    Date: February 15, 2024
    APAC & ANZ: 11 AM to 12 PM IST - Registration Link
    EMEA: 4 PM to 5 PM IST - Registration Link
    Americas: 9 PM to 10 PM IST - Registration Link

  5. Application Development Bootcamp: Application Development Bootcamp is a three-day webinar on Zoho Creator features and the application-building process. During these sessions, users get to learn how to turn their ideas into fully functional applications through live sessions and exercises. The webinars, each lasting an hour, cover sessions on ideating, structuring, developing, and managing solutions in Zoho Creator.

    Title: Application Development Bootcamp 1.0
    Date:  March 19, 20, and 21, 2024
    APAC & ANZ: 11 AM to 12 PM IST - Registration Link
    EMEA: 4 PM to 5 PM IST - Registration Link
    Americas: 9 PM to 10 PM IST - Registration Link

  6. Catalyst Webinar: Turn Ideas into Modern Apps with Ease using Catalyst AppSail
    Catalyst AppSail is a highly scalable platform that allows you to quickly build apps using popular programming languages such as Java, Node.js, or Python, and your favorite frameworks like Spring, SpringBoot, Flutter, Angular, Django, Flask, and many more. Tune into our webinar to gain insights on using AppSail from our in-house industry experts. Registration and more details yet.

Having hosted many meetups and events in the past, we've witnessed the value of networking, shared learning, and collaboration among the developer community members. As we look forward to 2024, an exclusive series of events is on the horizon, and we invite developers from all corners to join us. Embrace the community experience with Zoho, and let's make the most of these opportunities together. Take a moment to review the details of each event listed in this forum post and complete the form by indicating your preferred events. Feel free to select all that pique your interest – there's no need to hold back; we'll ensure you receive the invitations accordingly.

Resource Spotlight

We've consolidated all the resources from the developer community learning series into a centralized hub for your convenient access. Consider bookmarking the Zoho Developer Community website to stay informed about the latest updates in the developer community.

Community Discussions

Zoho Developer Forum

  • When @Federico needed help with dynamically adjusting a webhook to distinguish calls from production and sandbox environments, @Hugh Marshall and @Ishwarya SG offered three methods to accomplish this task in this discussion
  • When @Scholfield's code logic didn't meet his requirements of identifying accounts in Zoho CRM without any scheduled calls or calls altogether, @Ishwarya SG stepped in with a solution, offering advice on scaling it and providing a code snippet for implementation.
  • @Federico sought help in the community forum to add a "Ask for a quote" button to the Deals Detail page that opens a form to collect data. @Haiku technical support stepped in and suggested the best ways to implement this scenario effectively. Check out the conversation here.
  • Check out the code snippet shared by @Pheranda Nongpiur to fetch values from a Subform in one module and display those values for comparison in another module in Zoho CRM. 
  • Do you want to get the ID of a CRM record created using Client Script? Then this post is for you. When @Serge Piskarev was finding it difficult, @Maadhari M provided guidance with creating a record successfully and getting the ID. She also went the extra mile and suggested @Serge to use ZDK.Apps.CRM.Contacts.Models.Contacts() model, as it has more extensive features.

Developers ZUG Cliq Channel

Note: These conversations are confined to the Developers ZUG Cliq channel members. If you're keen on becoming a part of this space, please fill in this onboarding form to receive your invitation to join the channel.

Community Spotlight

ZDH Speakers

The contributions of our ZDH presenters have been instrumental in the success of the this segment. We extend our heartfelt appreciation for their efforts.

As a continuation of featuring a ZDH presenter each month, this time, we would like to introduce our sixth ZDH presenter, @Greg Belnap. Explore this post to discover the knowledge and insights he shared with the community.

Cliq Contributors

The Developers ZUG Cliq channel has consistently served as the primary hub for community members seeking technical assistance and engaging in savvy discussions. Here are our top contributors who have gone the extra mile to support and assist the Zoho Developer Community:

We want to express our sincere appreciation to all our community contributors. Your commitment, expertise, and the time you invest are invaluable to the community. 

For those who are new to the Zoho Developer Community, check out this post to get started. 

We appreciate you dedicating your time to peruse this month's digest. Make sure to follow the digest each month for the most recent updates and conversations. Stay connected and participate in the forums to be features in the upcoming month's digest. Wishing you an amazing month ahead!


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