Orlando 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. Below you will find some of those highlights for developers in Orlando. Over the next month or so, you can expect a steady release of deeper dives into the details.
We are pleased to announce a brand new program, ServiceNow Developer MVPs. The MVPs are a collection of ServiceNow community members that are passionate about ServiceNow and share their extensive knowledge freely to help and encourage developers of all skill levels and types. They write blogs, share apps, craft videos, live-stream, contribute to social media, give talks, lead Developer Meetups, answer questions on the community forum and slack all to share and give back to this great community.
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.
Thank you to all who responded to the survey that we conducted from March to April. We appreciate the time, feedback, and insights you provided. The survey results will play a vital role in continuing to shape the Developer Program and Site for not only your needs but the greater ecosystem as well. Below is an infographic of the results followed by a more detailed explanation of each graphic/area. Please share your comments and thoughts below.
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.
Madrid is here! In keeping with our twice a year tradition, we are excited to announce early access for the Madrid release! New for Developers in Madrid Agent Workspace - configurable service desk application interface Automated Test Framework - Smart Suites, Quick Start tests, Parameterized tests Flow Designer - Decision Trees, run as, looping, improved APIs Mobile Studio - for building Applets along with new mobile applications Those are just a few of the highlights you will find in the Madrid ServiceNow release.
London is here! In keeping with our twice a year tradition, it is early access time for the London release! To get your hands on a London instance, you have a few options: If you already have an instance You can upgrade it. From the Developer Portal, click Manage > Instance in the navigation bar. From there, click the Action dropdown and click Upgrade to London.
If you don’t have an instance From the Manage > Instance page, click Request Instance.
We promised we would share the results of the August, 2017 Developer Survey with you and here they are. The insights you have given us are key to the continued success of the Developer Program in providing you with the tools you need to advance your knowledge and help you to achieve your career goals. Your input is helping us to shape the future of this program. Here is an infographic illustrating the results of the developer survey.
It’s time for Kingston! As always, developers can participate in Early Access and can start requesting Kingston instances from the Developer Portal as of now. To get your hands on a Kingston instance, you have a few options: If you already have an instance You can upgrade it. From the Developer Portal, click Manage > Instance in the navigation bar. From there, click the Action dropdown and click Upgrade to Kingston.
I note from answering feedback on the Developer Portal that some fraction of developers seem to be confused by the emails informing them that their Personal Developer Instance is upgrading. Usually these are patch releases such as the current update to Istanbul Patch 5 Hot Fix 1 that is presently rolling through our server farm. 1) What does this mean? Those notices are a warning that you will have a period of downtime, somewhere between 60 and 120 minutes, and that it would be a good idea to backup important work to you to hedge against the small chance of a problem.