October is behind us and our most successful ServiceNow Hacktoberfest is in the books! Here are the final numbers for 2021:
452 Pull requests 22x Increase from last year 90 Contributors 119 Pull requests reviewed by volunteers niammcash paigesndev smartcarleen mgopw 292 forks across all repos Show us your stickers and shirts! When you receive your Hacktoberfest swag from DigitalOcean, be sure to post on social with the hashtag #ServiceNowDev so everyone can see your hard-earned loot!
We are past the half-way point on Hacktoberfest and wanted to highlight the amazing progress so far! If you haven’t participated yet, you still have time! Check out our Hacktoberfest 2021 post to get started.
Remember to claim your prize! If you already have participated and have made your four qualifying pull requests, don’t forget to go to DigitalOcean to claim your rewards!
Pull Requests Hacktoberfest completion is measured in “Pull requests” approved and merged so let’s take a look at that first:
It’s that time of year again! Every year we encourage ServiceNow Developers to participate in DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest event by contributing to a ServiceNow project or repository.
Why participate? The more the community is equipped, the more that community can contribute. The more you get used to source-controlled projects, the more you can contribute to any number of open-source projects. You get a free t-shirt (the t-shirt also comes with bragging rights)!
The Rome release is coming! This is your chance to find out what hot new platform features are coming to make building on the platform easier than ever before. Join us as we take a look at some new features as well as updates to your favorites to make them even better!
Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 06:14 App Engine 12:27 WebUX 19:34 Development and configuration 24:14 Workflows and integrations 28:55 Security 32:03 Platform foundation 36:57 Poll and Q & A 40:35 Takeaways and next episode 42:25 Reference information 42:50 Final Q & A Links Docs: Rome release notes Break Point podcast Community Developer portal Now Learning About: TechNow is a monthly show for ServiceNow admins, developers, and builders on a wide variety of platform features.
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.