As the tour of New York features continues for Early Availability season, we come to one of our favorite features around here - IntegrationHub. Over time as the feature set becomes more robust, more and more of the functionality we create is via IntegrationHub. OpenAPI Support As of New York, there is now support for Open API. For those familiar with the WSDL concept in SOAP, this is much the same type of thing.
Over on the Acorio blog, Meghan Lockwood published a list of 27 ServiceNow professionals to follow. All of the present and former developer advocates of this program were on that list: myself, Andrew Barnes and Josh Nerius. It is a great honor to be included in this list. Speaking for all three of us it is a proud moment for everyone. Thank you Meghan! If you are looking for information and inspiration related to the Now Platform, that list is a very good one to follow on social media.
Guided Tours is a ServiceNow feature that doesn’t get quite its due as the powerhouse it is. It is really a great way to increase user satisfaction and remove that bit of frustration when rolling out new functionality in your instance. Inside the Developer Program itself, when we rolled out a feature for Meetup reimbursements we added a Guided Tour to explain all the steps. In New York, there are a few key enhancements to make this great feature even better.
As we discuss the new features of New York, it is only natural I should discuss first one of my great loves in the platform - the Automated Test Framework. Every release since it was introduced expands the capabilities of this tool and New York is no exception. Here are the highlights but the full list is here. Parallel Testing and Mutually Exclusive Tests In previous releases, ATF ran effectively a single thread of testing.
New York is Released!! It is that time of the year, new release Early Availability time. It’s my favorite season of the year! New for Developers in New York Studio - JS Beautify, Conditional Breakpoints, Context Menu updates Automated Test Framework - Mutually Exclusive Tests, Create User step, Rollback Browser Flow Designer - Complex data and scripts, Inline Scripts and Editor, Inbound Email Triggers Mobile Studio - for migrating Madrid mobile apps to the New York paradigm Those are just a few of the highlights you will find in the New York ServiceNow release.
One of the unsung features in the Automated Test Framework is that you can use it to test your Scripted REST APIs. I’m a fan of having as much robotic coverage as possible, so backstopping API development with tests is a good thing. Let’s look at how to do that. I will use an example of a relatively recent API that I developed, the commenting system on this very blog. I’ll create a test that:
Ever since personal developer instances were introduced, the ServiceNow developer community has had a complicated relationship with them. We give them out for free but we don’t have infinite capacity so at points we have run out of them. We introduced hibernation to allow us to fit more on the same set of infrastructure. They do expire after 10 days of disuse, and this continues to happen. However We have introduced a new feature in the program.
Hello everyone in the ServiceNow developer community. We here in the developer theater at CreatorCon are having a wonderful time. Wish you were here!
During our flurry of posts about Madrid features, I posted about some of the changes to Automated Test Framework . There were a few pieces that I didn’t mention so I am going to round that out over time, starting with testable components. Speaking personally, ATF is one of my favorite new development tools of the last three years. What can I say, I love having robots working for me.
One of the many exciting features of the Madrid release is that inclusion of JWT (JSON Web Tokens) as a supported authentication type. Before this feature, I had been working with very limited success to help a Box user integrate with ServiceNow via JWT. JWT are non-trivial to construct and require access to cryptographic tools, so having them in the platform is a big step up. I’m going to walk through the steps I took to get an integration working with Box.