Our Fall CreatorCon 2020 is now live! Join builders and developers from around the world for keynotes, live sessions, and labs thatb ll help you make app development faster and easier. Schedule Available today: There is some lab and breakout content available today for you to work through in advance of next week’s event. We’ll have live workshop guru office hours next week where you can ask questions about and get help with the labs live with our lab gurus.
Update: There is a brand new Now Experience UI Framework course on the developer site that you should absolutely run through if you’re looking to get setup on the framework As we’re getting into Hacktoberfest, ServiceNow developers are getting more interested in the Now Experience UI Framework and wondering how to get started. I put together a quick video to show how you go from a freshly installed now-cli to scaffolding and rendering your first component.
The Now Platform Paris release is now Generally Available! Now that Paris is GA that means that our early access period is over. During the roughly eight weeks of early access, we’ve posted deep dive blog posts on our pro-dev tooling, upgrades and ATF, Flow Designer, IntegrationHub, mobile, virtual agent, and more. We’ve also covered many of those Paris release features on our weekly Live Coding Happy Hour show.
We’ve gotten some questions lately around Developers MVPs for next year now that we’re 2⁄3 of the way through 2020, and we thought it would be a good time to post the high level criteria for the 2021 Developer MVPs. The MVPs are a collection of ServiceNow developers who are passionate about ServiceNow and inspire other developers by sharing their extensive knowledge freely. They help, encourage, and enable developers of all skill levels and types succeed in building and developing on the Now Platform.
When I was looking through the content of our Paris release the Conversational custom chat integrations framework, while being a mouthful, jumped out at me. I’ve talked to numerous developers over the past year or two about our Virtual Agent and one of the most common questions is something along the lines of: Can I interact with ServiceNow’s Virtual Agent through a different chat tool outside of the OOB Slack, Teams, and Facebook integrations?
The Paris release brought many new features and enhancements to our Mobile functionality on the Now Platform. This post will highlight the top features in Paris that ServiceNow developers should be aware of. Mobile Filter Enhancement Before Paris, any filtering users did in the mobile application in lists and map applets happened on the client-side. That meant that they could only filter against the columns shown in a list and the data in the current pagination.
It’s Paris mobile week here on the developer blog, and my favorite new mobile feature in Paris is Actionable Push Notifications. These actionable push notifications allow the mobile app user to take an action by hitting a button on the notification itself without having to open the app or a browser. The most obvious use case for this is being able to approve or reject an approval directly from a push notification, similarly to how notification mailto templates have allowed you to approve directly from an email for a long time.
Flow Designer received many new features and enhancements in the Paris release, and I’m going to focus on the intersection of Flow Designer and Service Catalog for this post. Flow Designer is an important component in automating the process behind Service Catalog requests, and every release brings a tighter integration and additional support for the catalog in Flow Designer. Submit Catalog Item Request action The first enhancement is a new action that ships with Paris called Submit Catalog Item Request.
The Automated Test Framework received some incremental updates in the Paris release aimed at increasing test coverage and making testing a little easier for custom UIs. Add Attachments to Form (SP) Test Step The first of our Paris ATF enhancements is fairly straightforward, but really helpful if you need to write an automated test for attaching a file to a record through the form widget in the Service Portal. This would work on a record producer, catalog item, or record form using the form widget.