ServiceNow PDI – A Sandbox For Developers
ServiceNow PDI is a sandbox for developers to test their skills, build apps and add plugins. It also allows them to explore the platform’s maximum capabilities without hampering customer and non-production instances.
Creating a PDI is free of charge. However, keep in mind that PDI’s don’t last forever!
PDI is a sandbox
The ServiceNow PDI (Personal Developer Instance) is a great way to try new ideas without impacting a production or customer instance. It allows developers to test their skills, build apps, add plugins, and so on.
Besides being free, the PDI also gives you access to an isolated sandbox that helps in exploring the full potential of the platform. This means you can test your ideas and create valuable assets.
You can request a Personal Developer Instance using your ServiceNow developer account. All you have to do is fill out the required information and ServiceNow will provide you with a separate URL and access credentials.
You should always backup the data before working on a PDI. It can be easy to lose your work if the PDI gets wiped by some unlucky event or the restore fails.
PDI is a single tenant
A Personal Developer Instance (PDI) is a tool that allows developers to create their own ServiceNow instance. This service is available for free and is a great way to test the platform and its features.
PDIs are also used by customers and partners to try out new application ideas. Unlike the production system, these instances do not interfere with other applications and can be tested to ensure that they are working properly.
Another important aspect of ServiceNow PDI is the fact that it is a single tenant. This means that each cloud customer receives their own copy of ServiceNow or multiple versions.
This architecture is also an advantage because it provides flexibility in choosing when to upgrade to new versions of the software. Moreover, it allows customers to maintain data isolation and avoid any disruptions in their business. This feature is essential for large organizations. It helps them meet compliance requirements and keep up with current demands of their business.
PDI is a free service
ServiceNow PDI (Personal Developer Instance) is a free service that allows you to quickly prototype and develop your ideas on the platform without affecting any company instances. It’s ideal for learning, hobby development, and proof of concept testing.
Creating a new PDI is very easy. Basically, all you need is an email address and the latest software family version of ServiceNow to get started.
There is an inactivity period and TOS that limits PDIs to a 10-day window, so it’s important to log in frequently and use the instance. Otherwise, it’ll expire and you’ll have to request another one.
Using a PDI is also a great way to try out Store applications and see what they look like on the platform. However, it does require a bit of legwork to reach out to the application vendor and request that they entitle your PDI to their app and application version. This can be a bit tedious, but it’s definitely worth it for the ease of use!
PDI is a platform
Most buyers get overwhelmed with the process of buying a new car and end up forgetting one crucial thing, which is conducting proper checks on the vehicle before handing over. This is called PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection).
Essentially, the PDI is a thorough examination of the vehicle to identify any minor or major issues. The dealer will then rectify the minor ones immediately and pass on more serious issues to an expert.
The PDI includes inspecting the exterior, interior, engine, equipment, lights and more. A short road test is also conducted to ensure that all the components of the car are in proper working condition.
Typically, the PDI check does not affect the delivery date of the vehicle. However, if it is found that an issue needs to be addressed before delivery, then Nationwide Vehicle Contracts will contact you and re-book the delivery date.