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Testing and deploying application changes

Updated on August 21, 2020

Test a new application in the Build environment before migrating the application to a test or production environment. Testing in the Build environment enables you to verify that basic functionality and interfaces work correctly, and that performance is acceptable.

  1. Run functional tests, to test specific features from the end-user perspective.

  2. Use the Performance tool to measure the performance of the application. For more information, see Track system utilization for a requestor session with Performance Analyzer.

    • Prior to extending your site-specific Pega implementation, establish a performance benchmark (baseline) by using the Performance tool. This allows subsequent, iterative performance tests against the baseline to help identify any degradation in performance resulting from development efforts.
    • Use the Performance tool to check the performance of the following features:

      • Search
      • Account selection
      • Loading of components
      • Kickoff of all service intents. Automated scripts are recommended for this unit testing, but are not required.
    • Save the test results so that you can compare them to future test results to determine whether an application update has a performance impact.
  3. Verify that the out-of-the-box reports and your custom reports run successfully, and that they show your implementation layer data, rather than the default demonstration data. This can be an automated test.

  4. Test all integrations, both independently and with associated integrations. 

    Test integrations for any optional Pega Foundation for Communications components and other applications that you plan to use. See the product documentation for the component or application to determine which product components to test.

  5. Test security. Test the most common roles to ensure that the required access groups are configured and point to the correct software version.

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