Here’s my take of whats new with Istanbul

Istanbul

Section Link
GlideDate/Time API Updates https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=778
Search Synonyms https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=866
Condition Builder v2 https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=967
Mobile https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1301
Email API https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1505
Unsubscribe https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1679
Email Layouts https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1786
API Analytics https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=1917
HTTP Message Logging https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=2027
ATF https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=2228
Studio/Source Control changes https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=2962
Debugger https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=3091
Summary https://youtu.be/s2aRGT9WIRk?t=3726

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

Email REST API

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 Serivce Management (Scoped)

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

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