SuiteScript 1.0 vs 2.0
Whether you are new to the NetSuite developer community or a grizzled NetSuite vet, you have at some point probably asked the question, “Which SuiteScript API should I use?”. SuiteScript 1.0, as the legacy system, was introduced around 2005 and is still used by many businesses, while SuiteScript 2.0 was initially introduced in NetSuite Update 2015.2. Which one is better? This blog hopes to answer that question once and for all.
Reason 1: Modularity
In SuiteScript 1.0, scripts tend to get messy quickly, especially for eyes unfamiliar with the 1.0 syntax. Anyone one who has seen a 1.0 script will immediately notice the incessantly repeated phrases, “nlapi…” or “nlobj…”, covering almost every square inch of the screen. SuiteScript 2.0 eliminated these phrases and replaced them with something called “modules.” These modules typically appear at the top of the script and specify which NetSuite APIs should be imported for the script’s use.
Reason 3: Compatibility with NetSuite’s New APIs
SuiteScript 2.0 also brought an entirely new API for NetSuite development—the Map/Reduce module. Standing on the shoulders of the Mass Update module, Map/Reduce allows developers to update greater amounts of data in NetSuite in a shorter amount of time. This is made possible because of the asynchronous functionality of the Map/Reduce API. There will also likely be more NetSuite APIs developed for SuiteScript 2.0 in the future.
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