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.
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.
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.
Insipration So, you want to contribute something back to the community. You have come to the right place. Share is a great way to get handy utilities, inspiration, and help others. A little over a week ago I featured a the Add to Update Set Utility share item by Ben Hollifield. It is a very handy tool and has lots of features that I believe are not well known.
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.
One of the cornerstones of the ServiceNow developer ecosystem is the Share site. For years, it has been the place to share code amongst developers, whether fix scripts, templates or utilities. The site has been revamped and brought under the umbrella of the Developer Portal, where it now lives in its new home .
Along with the move to the new site, new features have been added. There is now a discussion associated with every project.
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.
In case you were not aware, there is a collection of Technical Best Practices that are published on the Developer Portal. This material is also available via navigation under the Learn > Documentation header in the top navigation. This is important information that needs to have a good home where it is accessible by developers at any time. We often have sessions covering this material at Knowledge (I co-presented on in 2014, for example) but it can be difficult to know where to access it on a daily basis.
One of the ongoing pain points that ServiceNow developer run into is staying abreast on information about the various server side and client side APIs. It can take some thought to remember which API is occuring in the browser vs the server. That can be compounded even more by the complication of which server side APIs are global vs scoped, and then which version they were introduced or their scope access was altered.