It’s no secret that podcasts, distance learning, and videos have seen a steep uptick in our culture. You’re likely familiar with podcasts such as Serial, Nerdist, and the TED Radio Hour, as well as open online course providers such as Coursera and edX, but did you know that Pega offers a wide range of interactive learning opportunities for its community? Not only does Pega offer courses, complete with videos and quizzes, the Pega Discovery Network (PDN) connects partners, clients, and Pega employees in a variety of ways.
Enter Pega TechTalk. Pega TechTalk provides users with direct access to a Pega expert, in real time, as an engaged audience. Broadcast live over the PDN, each TechTalk includes a short presentation by the expert, a live Question and Answer session, and, in most cases, a live demonstration.
If you haven’t registered with the PDN, or if you have but haven’t checked out TechTalk, you may be missing informative discussions regarding your role, workplace, or innovative solutions and processes for working with the Pega product.
To give you an idea of the great content we offer Pega users, here are three key discussions you may have missed recently.
Multiple Built-on Applications
Recommended for advanced users of the Pega 7 platform, this TechTalk focuses on a feature available in Pega 7.2. This episode features a live demo from Frank Apap, senior director of product management. Multiple Built-on Applications, or MBO, allow an application to be built on…applications! It will still run as Pega 7 normally does, but the tree of applications and built-ons are flattened into a runtime stack. This specific episode of TechTalk takes an in depth look at just how the application works with the runtime app stack, how the user interacts with MBO, and when to use it. No more “Frankenstack” applications with multiple unrelated rule sets! MBO aims to add flexibility to applications, increase productivity, and promote reusable design.
Up and Running with Pega 7 Express
Join Dennis Grady, director of product management for Pega Express, as this TechTalk takes a look at the ease of using Pega Express. Last year’s PegaWorld clearly told us that Pega Express is a hit, so we’re happy to highlight this authoring experience. Fresh with contextual help, videos, and guided case design, our team has focused on making it possible for business and IT to collaborate. Users can also preview their apps, invites others to view it, and more.
Learn about the latest capabilities of Pega Express, how to get support, and more details on the authoring experience. Pega Express is available as a free trial, starting with Pega 7.1.9.
Building Accessible Applications Using Pega 7
Accessibility is becoming more and more of a hot topic when it comes to software applications. Tools like screen readers, keyboard-only accessibility for non-mouse users, and speech recognition software are common and necessary functions that keep a product modern and accessible. When products do not offer assistive technology to users, it is a major problem. Pega follows the Web Content Accessibility Guideline for accessibility to our products, but one still has to keep the user in mind when designing the application. Watch the TechTalk to learn more about building an application with Pega 7 in order to ensure it is accessible to all users.
For information on upcoming episodes of TechTalk, visit the broadcast page on the PDN. Best of all, the TechTalk team is giving away three complimentary passes to PegaWORLD 2016! Tune in during any upcoming live broadcast to enter for your chance to win.