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Building your first application

Updated on April 5, 2022

Start developing your projects in a convenient and simplified way by building your first application from a template. When you create an application, you can save time by reusing default and existing elements.

When you work with Pega Platform, you can quickly create low-code applications in a user-friendly and intuitive way. With various out-of-the-box tools, you can define customer journeys, develop applications, track your progress, and communicate with team members and stakeholders.

To ensure that your application is secure, use the Application Security Checklist. For more information, see Preparing your application for secure deployment.

Start building your application by performing the following tasks:

  • Creating applications

    To start developing your projects in a convenient and intuitive way, build your application on an application template. When you create an application on a template, you save time because you reuse key elements of the application, such as case types or data types.

  • Inviting collaborators to your application

    Enhance your application and begin processing your business cases by inviting collaborators with different skills and roles.

  • Setting your application password

    Improve the security of your application by setting a password. When you define a password, you ensure that only appropriate users can manage updates in your application.

  • Configuring applications for reuse

    To save time and immediately start application development, make your application available as a template. When you save your application as a template, other users can quickly build a new application from that sample. The newly created application automatically inherits template logic, data, and personas.

  • Configuring advanced settings for new applications

    To fully benefit from possibilities Pega layer cake provides, configure advanced settings for your application and create organization layers. To save time, reuse common processes within your organization, and to adjust the application to your departmental business needs, allow for greater customization of certain elements.

  • Switching between applications

    When you work on multiple applications, you can switch between them by using the My Applications gadget.

  • Switching between applications in Dev Studio

    When you work on multiple applications, you can switch between them by using the Application menu.

  • Improving your compliance score

    Follow development best practices to improve your compliance score. By eliminating risks, such as custom code or degraded performance, you can improve quality and resolve issues before your application goes into production.

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