As we bid adieu (or good riddance) to 2020 we here at the ServiceNow Developer Program wanted to highlight our top 10 pieces of content from 2020. In order of oldest to most recent, here they are: Blog: Source Control and CI/CD Resources - The Orlando release brought some major enhancements to ServiceNow’s source control integration and added some CI/CD capabilities in the form of automated testing and deployment APIs and IntegrationHub spokes.
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. Nathan Firth Top 5 Features in the Paris Release How to Use GraphQL in ServiceNow & Service Portal spUtil API Reference Cheat Sheet Mark Roethof 50+ (Un)documented Virtual Agent variables (vaInputs, vaVars, vaContext, vaSystem) Q: Help!
The Orlando and Paris releases have brought many new capabilities to the Now Platform allowing developers to implement their own Continuous Improvement and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to accelerate Now Platform development. Those include selective commits, editing outside of Studio, MID server support for the Source Control integration, global app support for Source Control, and APIs and IntegrationHub Spoke subflows and actions that allow developers to automate testing and deployment.
Would you like to be a ServiceNow Developer MVP? The Developer MVPs are a collection of ServiceNow developers who are passionate about ServiceNow and inspire other developers by sharing their extensive knowledge openly and inclusively. They help, encourage, and enable developers of all skill levels and types succeed in building and developing on the Now Platform. Benefits and Criteria In addition to the fame, fortune, and great renown that comes along with being a developer MVP you get a dedicated slack channel where you can bug Brad and Andrew at all hours.
What is a Developer Advocate? Our job as developer advocates is to help make ServiceNow developers as successful as possible building and developing on the Now Platform. We do that by enabling developers, fostering community, and advocating on behalf of ServiceNow developers to our internal product and development teams to make the Now Platform better for developers. We are your voice to our internal teams. What kind of things do we do?
On this past week’s Live Coding Happy Hour show we continued to enhance our cooking management application, which manages and tracks long cooks like smoking meat for 18 hours. The scenario we were looking to solve was that we needed a way to use Siri to create a cook record and then create some additional records during the cook. We ended up creating a subflow, creating a scripted REST API that calls the subflow, and then calling that scripted REST API from an Apple Shortcut.
In case you missed it, CreatorCon 2020 was the place to be for developers of all levels on October 27th. Thousands tuned in to watch, chat with speakers, and engage in live networking sessions aimed at putting a little action back to our digital world, but donb t despair! We’ve got you covered with access to all the content including a special edition of Live Coding Happy Hour hosted by yours truly.
As part of the Now Platform Paris release, ServiceNow has added a new capability called the GraphQL API Framework. This API framework allows you to create a custom GraphQL API to query record data from a component or third-party system. What is GraphQL and why should I use it? GraphQL is a web query language originally created by Facebook, but now open-source, optimized for client-side development. It aims to solve problems like under and over fetching of data, versioning, and endpoint sprawl.
Our Fall CreatorCon 2020 is now live! Join builders and developers from around the world for keynotes, live sessions, and labs that will 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.