Andrew Barnes

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.

Things are different 2020 has made many things different. A big part of the developer program’s focus every year is helping ensure high-quality content is available for developers at the Knowledge conference. We create our talks and workshops and review others in service to that effort. Since the digital experience was so different this year, we thought each of us would share a little bit about how it was unusual.

Andrew Barnes

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We hope everyone has been enjoying the Knowledge 20 Digital Experience and great deal of associated content over the past 5 weeks. We have collected the links for ServiceNow Now Experience all together for you in one spot. Let us know in the comments if we missed a session that should be added. Now Experience Content of note THS2903 - Building components with the Now Experience UI framework The Now Experience brings modern user experiences and application development to the Now Platform.

Andrew Barnes

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CreatorCon 2020 Virtual Hackathon Streaming Doing a virtual hackathon means that more people across the world can participate, which we’re really excited about. The downside is that we’re not all in a room together. While teams will be collaborating internally with each other and we have the hackathon community forum, we wanted to do something else to create some community and camaraderie. We’re excited to announce that in addition to the special Hackathon version of Live Coding Happy Hour on Friday, May 1 at 4 PM EDT, we’re going to be doing two more Livestream Hackathon Shows over the weekend streaming live on YouTube and Twitch.

Andrew Barnes

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The ServiceNow Developer Program sponsors and helps build engagement and community through the 60+ global Developer Meetups. The meetups are still occuring in an online setting. Now, it is easier than ever to connect with developers from your area and around the world. No commuting necessary. Find a meetup near you to join the events remotely now, and then once we are back to having in person events you can join in.

Brad Tilton Andrew Barnes

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Working Remotely Tips and Tricks About As companies start to encourage (or mandate) their employees to work from home/remote (WFH) temporarily due to COVID-19 many of these employees will include ServiceNow developers. We’ve worked remotely for more than 13 years combined, from multiple houses, countries, planes, trains, and automobiles. Having experienced the WFH differences between 7 different companies, we wanted to give some tips from our experiences. Before you leave the office Make sure that you are set up to access your instance outside of your offices.

Andrew Barnes

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If you are trying to build your first component on a personal developer instance(PDI), you will run into some issues. ServiceNow is aware of the problems, and we will have them fixed up for you. In the meantime, here are the workarounds. Component Building for PDIs The company code for PDIs are numbered, and web components can’t start with numbers. The now-cli automatically inserts your scope name into the component name, thus causing the issue.

Andrew Barnes

5 minute read

It has been a pleasure writing blogs on the platform features we believe developers want to know about and their changes during the Early Access period of the Orlando Release. I hope you have found them to be useful and relevant to you as a developer. The Developer Blog will continue to seek out topics for technical deep dives as we exit the release season. One more thing! Wait, we can’t go just yet, you say?

Andrew Barnes

3 minute read

The teaser is no longer needed. The new site is here! The site has been rebuilt to be streamlined and personalized so you can get the information you are seeking faster, and take the actions you need quicker. In addition to all the existing content, the site has introduced content for developers and designers to leverage the new Now Experience UI Framework and Design System. Most of the site is now built from the ground up with the tools provided in the UI Framework.