We wanted to keep you updated on an important upcoming change with PDIs that could impact you. Due to changes in PDI infrastructure, the ability to restore PDIs will be permanently disabled as of December 15, 2022. This means that when you request a new PDI, you will not be presented with the option to restore from your previous PDI. With this change, and as always, we encourage all PDI users to back up their PDI data often.
Personal Developer Instance
One of the ongoing issues that we deal with in the Developer Program is the continuity of the free Personal Developer Instances (PDI). No matter how well intentioned you are, it is always possible to have a time period where you are out of the office and miss the email about your Developer Instance expiring. I don’t like the idea of anyone losing their work but there is only so much we can do to prevent it.
On July 26th 2022 - We here at ServiceNow kicked off the #BuildWithAES Challenge. We prompted the developer community to show us what they had build using the titular App Engine Studio (AES for short) and describe their experience with the product. App Engine Studio is ServiceNow’s development environment. It allows developers, with skill levels ranging from low to pro-code, to build, manage, and delegate the responsibilities of custom applications.
Starting the weekend of September 9th, Developer Site users may have noticed one of two issues affecting their ability to use or request personal developer instances (PDIs): (1) the Developer Site was showing no PDIs were available and (2) some PDIs were erroneously showing as offline. Both of these issues have been escalated to engineering and are being investigated. Read on to understand what is happening and what you can do next.
If you’re an existing Personal Developer Instance (PDI) user, you probably noticed we recently shipped a new change to disable sending and receiving emails on PDIs. Read on to learn more about what this means for you. Why are we making this change? PDIs are being used to send high levels of email spam. While we actively monitor all PDIs for suspicious activity and shut down PDIs that violate our policies, we’ve found that accidental spam activity is a growing problem.
Whether they attended in America, the Netherlands, or Australia, many newcomers walked away from Knowledge ‘22 impressed by the CreatorCon “belle of the ball:” App Engine Studio (AES). This new excitement was in large part due to all of YOU, the ServiceNow developer community, and how you opened up about all of the awesome things you have been building and doing faster than ever. (And AES isn’t even a year old yet!
This post is being continually being updated with links to our Paris Release topic blog posts and Live Coding Happy Hour (LCHH) video content. Paris 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.
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.
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.