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Improve productivity by using role-based workspaces

Updated on December 6, 2021
Note: This content mentions Pega Express, which was formerly referred to as App Studio. Pega Express now unifies our low-code experience strategy with our delivery approach. You can find the Pega Express delivery approach here.

A workspace, or studio, is an environment that provides specific tools and features. By using different workspaces to develop and manage your application, you can help team members focus on the tasks that align with their expertise.

For example, front-end developers can design interface channels in one workspace, while system administrators can switch between workspaces as they configure advanced functionality and monitor run-time results.

The following workspaces are supported:

App Studio

Formerly Pega Express, this workspace provides core features for application development, such as case design, data management, and the user experience. Typical users include application developers, front-end developers, data engineers, and business analysts. You can use App Studio to get your applications up and running quickly.

The following figure illustrates some features, such as channels and interfaces, that are available in App Studio.


Example channels in the App Studio workspace

For more information about working in App Studio, see Getting started for business analysts and development teams.

Dev Studio

Formerly Designer Studio, this workspace provides advanced features for application development. Typical users include full-stack developers, database administrators, and security administrators. You can use Dev Studio to fully customize your application and build reusable components for your team to configure in App Studio.

The following figure illustrates some features, such as application guides, that are exclusive to Dev Studio.


Chapter details for an application guide in the Dev Studio workspace

For more information about working in Dev Studio, see Getting started for experienced development teams.

Admin Studio

This workspace provides run-time information and configuration options to enable you to monitor your production system.

The following figure shows the current run-time status of a production system.


Run-time status in the Admin Studio workspace

For more information about working in Admin Studio, see Getting started for administrators.

Prediction Studio

This workspace provides features for data scientists to build machine-learning models for adaptive, predictive, and text analytics.

The following figure shows example predictions in an insurance and loan application.


Future events for a customer in the Prediction Studio workspace

For more information, see:

  • Previous topic Visualize application layers for case processes and sections (8.2)
  • Next topic Review key application components on a single page

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