Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes

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For the past several years, we have piggy-backed on the Digital Ocean event of Hacktoberfest. It started in 2017 when Josh Nerius and Dave Slusher (Former Developer Advocates) put together a system to allow ServiceNow developers to accept GitHub pull requests. Last year, the focus was around creating Spokes for IntegrationHub. You can check out the summary blog post about that lovely event! My favorite part was traveling to Minneapolis and visiting with Developer MVP and Meetup Organizer Jace Benson for his chapters Hacktoberfest event!

Andrew Barnes

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Here on the developer blog we try to regularly highlight the contributions from our 2020 Developer MVPs. They produce an abundance of great content aimed at ServiceNow developers that I’ve listed below grouped by the content creator. I need to shout out to Jace Benson’s (one of our dev MVPs) ServiceNow news aggregator at https://jace.pro/news/, which I used extensively to put this post together. Andrew Albury-Dor A flow theme it seems!

Andrew Barnes

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Virtual Agent in Paris has a page full of enhancements that you can check out. We will look at a few of the highlights in this overview blog. Dashboard A useful dashboard is something that I very much appreciate. Visualizations and aggregation of information into understandable and actionable intelligence is the goal of a useful dashboard. In the Paris release, the VA Dashboard has been enhanced to give more insights to the operations managers and topic authors.

Andrew Barnes

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IntegrationHub week is still going strong! The last two new Paris related features I will highlight on the blog will be the Payload Builder API and the JSON Parser action step. JSON Parser Building and extending spokes is one of my current favorite things to develop. One of the most common parts of integration is handling the response. Introduced in the New York release was the XML Parser step. With the Paris release, the other main format, JSON, is handled with the JSON parser step.

Andrew Barnes

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It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. To get access to these new things, you have to upgrade! This article will be about a new feature in IntegrationHub. To view the whole list, check out the release docs. Connection Manager Dashboard The connections dashboard is a new interface inside Flow Designer to manage connections.

Andrew Barnes

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It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. To get access to these new things, you have to upgrade! This article will be about two new features in Flow Designer. To view the whole list, check out the release docs. Run with Roles One new enablement is Run with Roles in the trigger settings for a flow.

Andrew Barnes

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It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. To get access to these new things, you have to upgrade! This article will be about the new features available to help scope the size of the effort and improve the Admin/Dev team’s upgrade experience. Upgrade Center New in Paris is the Upgrade Center.

Andrew Barnes

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It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. These tools are specifically for developers and scripting on the Now Platform. Global Scoped Applications Support for Source Control You might be aware that scoped application development was enhanced in Orlando with the addition of: Selective / Partial Commits Editing outside platform / Branching & Merging Automation for deployment from source control If you are unfamiliar with source control or wish to learn what ServiceNow resources are available, you can find them here.

Andrew Barnes

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This post is being continually being updated with links to our Paris Release topic blog posts and Live Coding Happy Hour (LCHH) video content. Paris is Released!! It is that time of the year, new release Early Availability(EA) time. Each EA period is a flurry of activity in the Developer Program. Blogs, Videos, Demos, Slide decks Oh MY! I am always delighted to share and highlight what is new for developers.

Andrew Barnes

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VS Code Extension Six months after initial release, the ServiceNow Extensions for Visual Studio Code has reached version 1.4. This milestone is significant in that several incremental changes have added up an improved experience. I will include the release notes below and highlight several of the improvements directly. Continue to provide feedback on the idea portal and the dedicated community. Read the FAQ. Not everything I point out will be specifically new to 1.