This week on the developer blog and youtube we’re focusing on the Automated Test Framework, or ATF. If you’re not already familiar, ATF enables you to create and run automated tests to confirm that your instance works after making a change. For example, after an upgrade, during application development, or when deploying instance configurations with update sets. Review failed test results to identify the changes that caused the failure and the changes that you should review.
Jivanjot Kaur, Sr. Product Manager joins Chuck to talk about some of the cool things in Paris related to upgrades, ATF, and more. Find out how your next upgrade is going to be made even easier with Upgrade Center and the features it brings, and get a little insight to what’s coming in future releases. Listen Watch If you want to SEE a demo of upgrade Center in Paris, check out TechNow episode 79.
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.
Automated Test Framework You have likely heard of the Automated Test Framework (ATF) if you have been working with ServiceNow for more than a couple of months. Introduced in the Istanbul version, it has grown and been enhanced over time to allow for coverage of nearly all client interactions with the Now Platform. Even given that ATF has been present from Istanbul, there are still many existing projects that don’t utilize ATF due to not being available at the start of the project.
If you have followed my work as a developer advocate for ServiceNow at all, you will have noticed that I love automated testing. Even before the original release of the Automated Testing Framework, I presented on testing at Knowledge15. This is really a chunk of the platform close to my heart. This year at Knowledge18, Boris BC