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Break Point is the podcast for ServiceNow admins, developers, and builders of all skill levels. Join your host, Chuck Tomasi, Sr. Developer Advocate for developer discussions. Chuck talks to ServiceNow product managers and developers about the Now Platform features, customers to discuss apps they've built, and other interesting people in the ServiceNow ecosystem, and others about career tips to take your developer career higher. Take a break with Break Point.

Break Point is the podcast for ServiceNow admins, developers, and builders of all skill levels. Join your host, Chuck Tomasi, Sr. Developer Advocate for developer discussions. Chuck talks to ServiceNow product managers and developers about the Now Platform features, customers to discuss apps they've built, and other interesting people in the ServiceNow ecosystem, and others about career tips to take your developer career higher. Take a break with Break Point.

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Break Point is the podcast for ServiceNow admins, developers, and builders of all skill levels. Join your host, Chuck Tomasi, Sr. Developer Advocate for developer discussions. Chuck talks to ServiceNow product managers and developers about the Now Platform features, customers to discuss apps they've built, and other interesting people in the ServiceNow ecosystem, and others about career tips to take your developer career higher. Take a break with Break Point.

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English


Episodes

How to become a ServiceNow Developer - Where to begin

12/1/2021
A Chinese proverb states that the journey of 1000 miles begins beneath one's feet. Becoming a ServiceNow Developer may seem like a 1000 mile journey to some. Brad Tilton joins me again to help you find out how to take those first few steps. Topics 00:00 Welcome 00:52 Where to start and fundamental skills 04:19 Brad's resources 07:26 Chuck's resources 09:00 Recognized opportunities & community 13:26 More about the developer Site 15:44 What's next 16:07 Outro Links Learn JavaScript on the Now...

Duration:00:17:05

How to become a ServiceNow Developer - What is a Developer?

11/24/2021
This is the first episode in a series to help you on your journey to becoming a ServiceNow Developer ServiceNow. Sr. Developer Advocate Brad Tilton joins me to explore the various resources and paths you may take. This episode explains what a developer is and serves as an overview for the rest in the series. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 03:13 What is a ServiceNow Developer? 07:09 Other parts of this series 08:14 Outro Links Developer Portal Check out the other ServiceNow podcasts....

Duration:00:09:07

A Conversation with Mark Scott

11/10/2021
If you're still wondering if your career choice of ServiceNow can change your life – well wonder no more because my guest on this episode of Break Point has a great story to tell. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 08:29 Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll 13:48 How has ServiceNow changed your career? 17:32 What does a typical day look like for you? 20:23 What do you like best about your job? 23:17 What do you want to do next? 24:17 Never have I ever... 28:45 Advice for new developers 33:29...

Duration:00:35:12

A Conversation with James Neale

10/27/2021
James Neale is probably best known for his popular ServiceNow add-on Xplore, however there's more to the man. Have a listen and find out how his career and life have been transformed in the past few years. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 10:18 How did you get your start in ServiceNow? 11:38 How has ServiceNow changed your career? 12:40 How did ShareLogic come about? 15:15 A little bit about Unifi 17:13 The origin of Xplore 20:40 James' most underutilized feature of Xplore 23:24 What...

Duration:00:42:11

Effective Presentations with Julian Mills - Part 2 - Top 10 Mistakes

10/13/2021
We continue our series on effective presentations. We'll share our top 10 common mistakes people make while presenting and how you can avoid them to give you a better chance of people receiving your message. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 03:17 Presenting in edit mode 06:44 Doing demonstrations poorly 11:25 Turning your back 15:39 Lack of practice 18:58 Reading the slides to the audience 21:22 Lack of confidence and energy 24:07 Turn off notifications 27:23 Mistakes with virtual...

Duration:00:42:50

Hacktoberfest with Brad Tilton and Earl Duque

9/29/2021
ServiceNow may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the words "Open Source". Have a listen because my guests will tell you how you can share work and contribute to open source projects using your favorite platform. Topics 00:00 Intro and welcome 02:48 Hacktoberfest overview 04:55 Things to work on 12:08 Getting started 16:55 Prior projects 18:11 Your own new ideas 19:39 Contact info 20:14 Outro 21:06 Outtakes Links Git Repo: Code snippets SNDevs Slack Git Repo: Instance Scan...

Duration:00:21:24

A Conversation with Dhruv Gupta

9/15/2021
There are many ways you can elevate your visibility and build your brand in the ServiceNow ecosystem. Creating, blogs, videos, meetups, podcasts, webinars, presenting at conferences… and my guest on this episode sets a great example. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introduction 03:30 How Dhruv got his start 05:34 Favorite thing built on ServiceNow 09:35 Typical day for Dhruv 12:12 Th secret to Dhruv's superpower 14:12 Dhruv's meetups, podcast, and more 21:10 How ServiceNow changed Dhruv's career...

Duration:00:39:21

Meet Earl Duque

9/1/2021
We've got a new developer advocate on the team. Here's a chance to get to know him better. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 15:39 Earl when he's not working 17:56 Board games 20:19 Being a developer advocate 22:42 Mentorship 27:40 Biggest influence 28:42 Words of advice to new developers 30:41 Outro Links LinkedIn Twitter Email: earl.duque@servicenow.com Check out the other ServiceNow podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:35

ATF with Daniel Draes

8/18/2021
Automated Test Framework is your key to reducing the time it takes to do major upgrades and deployments. But what do you REALLY know about ATF? I've got Daniel Draes to help. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 08:11 ATF Overview 08:57 What ATF can and cannot test 12:13 Customer feedback 13:20 The payoff of investing in ATF 16:10 Skills needed to implement ATF 18:28 Structuring your tests 20:09 New features in Rome 23:06 Best practices 24:19 Roadmap 25:46 The process to go from customer...

Duration:00:28:39

Automation and Integration in Rome with Jake Burman

8/4/2021
Flow Designer is a great low-code way to automate your proceses, and IntegrationHub is the perfect companion to connect systems together. Both have been around for several releases - so what's new in the Rome release? I've got the person who can tell us in this episode of Break Point. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introduction 03:54 Flow Designer 10:00 IntegrationHub 13:00 Introspection 16:01 OpenAPI Support 18:57 Single platform 21:44 New in Rome 24:11 Process Automation Designer 27:18 A couple...

Duration:00:40:43

What's hot in Rome with Adam Stout

7/22/2021
The ServiceNow Rome release is now available in early access! Join me as I talk to Adam Stout, Director of Product Management on the hottest platform features for developers. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 04:16 Adam’s Favorite Rome feature 06:07 Flow Designer 07:45 ATF 09:23 Source Control 10:55 CLI 15:15 UI Builder 20:00 Process Automation Designer and Playbooks 23:14 Enablement 25:09 IntegrationHub 30:22 Adaptive authentication and security 34:26 The one thing 38:12 Contact info...

Duration:00:39:36

Starting a citizen developer program with Rajeev Sethi

7/7/2021
Demand for ServiceNow developers is high. That means you don't always have time to work on some of the smaller projects that business users need. That's when it's time to look at the citizen developers. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 07:49 Why start a citizen developer program 12:54 Avoiding shadow IT 14:33 One development platform 15:55 Low-code capabilities are for everyone 16:41 A look at ServiceNow's citizen dev program 18:34 Some example apps and opportunities 21:18 Tips for...

Duration:00:34:59

Effective Presentations with Julian Mills - Part 1 - Preparation

6/23/2021
Regardless of your technical expertise, sooner or later you're going to be asked to do a presentation - and preparation is the key to success. Before you reach for PowerPoint, there are a few things you need to know. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introduction 10:39 Preparation is key 13:24 Key considerations 14:34 Know your audience 17:52 Know your outcome or purpose 20:12 Time management 22:39 How much practice 24:22 Longer presentations and flexibility 27:55 Time management planning 28:55...

Duration:00:43:51

GlideQuery with Peter Bell

6/9/2021
Move over GlideRecord, there's a new API in town that's taking the ServiceNow developer community by storm. Join Peter Bell as he talks about all things GlideQuery and find out why all the cool kids are adopting it. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introductions 06:31 The genesis of GlideQuery 09:59 Failing is a first class feature 14:05 Product status 16:12 What about rebuilding it in Java? 20:05 Advantages of GlideQuery 23:49 Deep dive into GlideQuery objects 30:53 Performance 35:46 Advice to...

Duration:00:44:33

Building Trust with Shellie Grieve

5/26/2021
Our ServiceNow CEO, Bill McDermott, has a key principle that states "Trust is the ultimate human currency". But as a developer, how do you establish and build that trust – especially if you're new? I've got someone here who can help. Topics 00:00 Welcome and Introduction 03:20 Trust is the ultimate human currency 05:19 The experienced developer 10:05 Virtual vs. in-person 12:44 The new developer 16:19 Common mistakes 19:21 When you lose trust in someone else 22:19 Rehearsal 26:02...

Duration:00:27:48

A conversation with Sarah Toulson

5/12/2021
Sarah Toulson is a ServiceNow Developer at Glidefast, mother of two, and has made the transition from a non-IT career. Join me for an interesting discussion with Sarah on this episode of Break Point. Topics 00:00 Welcome and introduction 03:35 Challenges of transitioning from a non-IT career 05:44 Where Sarah sees herself in the future 09:05 Example challenges of goverments 11:56 Design is not an after thought 16:37 User centric design 22:53 Sarah's sons 25:30 Selfie at DragonCon 28:15 One...

Duration:00:33:56

Talking to Executives with Dan Bolena

4/21/2021
Developers need more than technical skills to have a successful career. Dan Bolena joins me for a discussion to undertand the best way to communicate with executives. Join us for some fun examples and important tips you won't want to miss! Topics 00:00 Introductions 05:15 Topic overview 06:09 The first thing to know 09:28 Using visuals on slides 10:34 Bad example of a verbal status update 12:46 The problem-solution-value model 14:42 Better example of a verbal status update 15:57 Breakdown of...

Duration:00:35:01

CreatorCon 2021 with Jason McKee

4/14/2021
Jason McKee, Director of Developer Evangelism joins me again to talk about all things CreatorCon 2021. We'll look at what's new, what's interactive, what's recorded, some fun sessions, and things you just don't want to miss. Have a listen! Topics 00:00 Welcome and introduction 03:02 What is CreatorCon 03:39 Some fun projects 05:08 The schedule of events 07:11 Live sessions 07:58 This year's highlights 11:24 Evolution of ServiceNow Development Panel 13:54 Breakout sessions 14:46 More...

Duration:00:23:20

A conversation with Ashley Snyder

3/31/2021
2021 Developer MVP Ashley Snyder joins Chuck to talk about how ServiceNow found her, what it has meant to her career, her favorite feature, and a few laughs along the way. Have a listen. Topics 00:00 Introductions 05:01 ServiceNow found Ashley 06:00 Where Ashley finds help 06:52 How ServiceNow impacted Ashley's career 07:43 Becoming a specialist 09:40 Ashley's Favorite feature 12:24 Ashley's super hero story 14:50 Funnest thing ever built 16:28 First Knowledge 19:22 Looking forward to...

Duration:00:25:45

App Engine Studio with Chris Haas

3/17/2021
Chris Haas joins Break Point to discuss App Engine Studio, the all-new low-code way to build apps fast! Topics 00:00 Welcome/Introductions 04:28 Why did ServiceNow build AES? 08:20 Discovering the power of the platform 12:14 Licensing & release schedule 17:54 Templates 22:00 Creatures of habit 25:51 Where we are and where we're going 35:36 More info 37:30 Contact info 37:47 Outro Links Docs: App Engine Studio (Quebec) Mail LinkedIn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:44