Quick Guide: Istanbul

Here’s my take of what’s new with Istanbul

GlideDate/Time API Updateshttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=778
Search Synonymshttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=866
Condition Builder v2https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=967
Email APIhttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1505
Email Layoutshttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1786
API Analyticshttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1917
HTTP Message Logginghttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=2027
Studio/Source Control changeshttps://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=2962

Automated Testing Framework

This is the first small step of many to try to allow upgrades to happen with less issues.

With the Automated Test Framework, you create and run automated tests on your ServiceNow instance. When you upgrade or modify an instance, run these tests to confirm that the instance still works as designed.

Initially it could only open a form, set field values, validate values, and submit the form.

Release Notes


Release Notes

Script Debugger

This is HUGE. The Script Debugger allows application developers to debug server-side JavaScript. The Script Debugger allows each application developer to:

  • Have a dedicated debug transaction, which only applies to the current session.
  • Set and remove breakpoints.
  • Pause the current session at a breakpoint.
  • Step through code line-by-line.
  • Step into and out of function and method calls.
  • View the value of local and global variables.
  • View the value of private variables from function closures.
  • View the call stack.
  • View the transaction the system is processing.
  • Turn off the script debugger to resume running paused scripts.

Release Notes

HR Service Management (Scoped)

Prior to Istanbul the HRSM was a “global” application. After Istanbul it is now scoped. They are really separate, but going forward the scoped version has been getting all the attention.

Release Notes

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Jace Benson
ServiceNow Developer

ServiceNow is my day job, JAMStack is my passion.