The Orlando and Paris releases have brought many new capabilities to the Now Platform allowing developers to implement their own Continuous Improvement and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to accelerate Now Platform development. Those include selective commits, editing outside of Studio, MID server support for the Source Control integration, global app support for Source Control, and APIs and IntegrationHub Spoke subflows and actions that allow developers to automate testing and deployment.
It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. These tools are specifically for developers and scripting on the Now Platform. Global Scoped Applications Support for Source Control You might be aware that scoped application development was enhanced in Orlando with the addition of: Selective / Partial Commits Editing outside platform / Branching & Merging Automation for deployment from source control If you are unfamiliar with source control or wish to learn what ServiceNow resources are available, you can find them here.
One of the ongoing issues that we deal with in the Developer Program is the continuity of the free developer instances. 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.