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11 Secret Suitescript 2.1 Features That Reptilians Don’t Want You To Know

11 Secret Suitescript 2.1 Features That Reptilians Don’t Want You To Know

Suitescript 2.1 is out of beta and beginning on 2021.1 release all Suitescript 2.x scripts will be running as Suitescript 2.1 so better test your existing scripts for any bugs.

To change your scripts to use Suitescript 2.1 all you have to do is change this JSTag:

From:

To:

It’s also worth mentioning that as of today Suitescript 2.1 is not available for client scripts yet so bear that in mind.


“let” keyword:

This is basically a super local variable, it’s very useful for using them in for loops. Now you can have multiple nested for loops and declare all of your loop counter variables “i” and not worry about conflicts.

Example

Using var:

Using let:

For details check out w3schools.

 


“for of” statement

This is another way to loop through an array, I find it easier to write although it only works on iterables so this means it doesn’t work on objects as opposed to “for in” which works on both objects and arrays.

Example

Considering:

Using “for in”:

Using “for of”:

This looks more elegant to me, but you be the judge.

For details check out w3schools.


String includes() Method

If you are like me and hate the sight of using .search() or regex to check if a string includes some text then you need this in your life.

Example

Considering the following string:

Using search method:

Using includes method:

So your code would end up looking like this:

Holy molly, this was long overdue. I love this and will be using it very oftenly.

For details check out w3schools.


Array includes() Method

This is the same thing as the previous example with String includes() method. I find it easier and more elegant than using Array indexOf.

Example

Considering the following string:

Using indexOf method:

Using includes method:

For details check out w3schools.


Array every() Method

This method is useful for validating if all of the elements of the array meet certain condition, if one of them doesn’t meet the condition then it returns false.

Example

For details check out w3schools.


Set Object

The set object is a list of unique values of any type. This is very useful for removing duplicates from an Array.

Example

Here’s another example

It has several methods you can use like: add, size, has, forEach, delete and clear so it makes a powerful tool by itself. Sets also outperforms Arrays so that’s another reason to love it.

For details check out Alligator.io and  Mozilla Docs.


Spread syntax

This is basically used to expand an array or compact several parameters into an array.

Examples

Useful for concatenating two arrays like:

Or making copies of arrays like:

For details and more uses check out Scotch.io and  Mozilla Docs.


Template literals (Template strings)

This is a life changer. You can now use backtick characters (`)  to have more freedom when defining strings, they also support placeholders and multi-line strings!

Example

Using string concatenation:

Using template literals:
The output is the same:
For details and more uses check out Mozilla Docs.

 


Arrow functions

These functions work the same as regular functions but have a more compact syntax.

Example

Regular function:

Arrow function:

And it can get even shorter:

Anonymous arrow function with params:
For details and more uses check out w3schools.

Serverside promises

Promises are now supported serverside so you can now write asynchronous code.

Example

You can also create your own Promises now like so:

For details and more uses check out Mozilla Docs.

 


Async functions (Async/Await)

Async functions provide a way to structure and simplify your asynchronous code. I find this very useful to avoid callback hell that comes with Promises as it can get pretty complex, I have seen some code where there’s an unending statements of .then.then.then….. in a row.

Example

For details and more uses check out Mozilla Docs.

 


 

So what do you think? Do you agree with our list? Share your comments below.

Getting Started with Serverless Integrations

Getting Started with Serverless Integrations

Serverless functions (also known as functions as a service) can help you simplify your integrations because you only need to code your logic in a function and the service provider will take care of all the backend hardware, scaling, OS, availability, instances, etc…

Other benefits of serverless technology are that the hardware and software is fully managed, scales automatically almost instantly, and you only pay whenever your function runs so it can be very inexpensive.

Some of the most popular serverless providers are Amazon Lambda, Azure Functions and Google Cloud Functions.

For this demonstration we will use Google Cloud Functions. We will integrate a Shopify Webhook with Netsuite. My code will run in NodeJS Javascript and the rest will be managed by Google. As a developer coming from a Netsuite background I found it extremely easy to get started with Google Cloud Functions.

You can set this up within minutes as explained in this video: https://youtu.be/nOlfG5oGets 
Google Cloud Functions Code:

 

This was a quick demonstration on how to get started. From here you can expand the code and keep developing to make your function more robust.

Some suggestions on first things to do:

  • Secure your function by adding a password.
  • Add more logging and different levels of logging.
  • Branch out the logic depending on the data being received.
  • Add node plugins.
  • Make use of other Google Cloud Services such as Google Datastore or Google Storage.