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Published Release Notes

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Improve application test coverage by running multiple sessions

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can improve the test coverage of your application by using a new test coverage method - Application Coverage. Multiple users can perform coverage sessions which are aggregated into a single report. By using report metrics that show the number of rules that are covered and are not covered by tests, developers can identify which areas of the application need more test coverage.

For more information, see the Test Coverage landing page.

Support for multiple custom mobile apps for a Pega Platform application

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To enhance the user experience and provide support for native mobile components, you can create multiple custom mobile apps for a Pega Platform™ application. For each custom mobile app, you must create a different mobile channel interface. In addition, you can configure each custom mobile app to run only in a specific portal for an application. The custom mobile app uses this portal regardless of which default portal is defined for the access group.

For more information, see Selecting a portal for a custom mobile app.

Changes in large data page support in offline-enabled custom mobile apps

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now create offline-enabled custom mobile apps that store reference data in large data pages that are sourced from report definitions, even if these report definitions return no records. Synchronization of these custom mobile apps does not fail. Also, you can now use page type properties as large data page properties.

For more information, see Creating and sourcing large data pages to store large reference data in offline-enabled applications and Custom populator JavaScript functions for large data pages.

Pega unit test suites are now modular

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

It is now possible to include test cases and test suites inside test suites. This feature makes test suites modular and improves the management of cases while creating, modifying, and executing them for regression testing.

For more information, see Pega unit test suites.

Troubleshooting offline-enabled applications in a browser

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now troubleshoot offline-enabled applications by using the Tracer tool and developer tools that are available in a web browser. You can troubleshoot scripts that are running when the application is running, without having to use additional debugging tools.

For more information, see Application debugging using the Tracer tool, Troubleshooting offline-enabled applications with the Tracer tool in a browser, and Offline capability.

REST API now fetches the latest version of Application Quality metrics

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

When you request Application Quality metrics by using the REST service, the service requests a refresh of the metrics. This means that you always get the latest version of the metrics and can decide whether your application is ready for deployment based on that information.

For more information, see Pega API.

Parameter page is automatically removed after each Pega unit test run

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

The parameter page is automatically removed after each Pega unit test run. The reliability of subsequent tests is increased because they are not influenced by leftover parameter values that were set by the previous test.

For more information, see Cleaning up your test environment.

Start and stop a coverage session by using the REST API

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now start and stop application-level test coverage by using REST services. You can use the results of the coverage session for gating purposes in a release pipeline.

For more information, see Pega API.

Support for native search in custom mobile apps

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To improve the overall user experience in a custom mobile app, you can configure native search in the user interface of the application. To use the search capability, first configure the pySearchConfiguration rule. This rule allows you to optionally define a set of search categories as a local data source. You then configure the mobile search action for any user interface control, for example, a button in a section. Users can tap the search field to see the most recent search results, including results that are grouped by categories, as they enter search text.

For more information, see Native search capability in custom mobile apps and Configuring search in custom mobile apps.

Enhanced Pulse performance and layout on mobile devices

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

Pulse performance is now faster on mobile devices. The user interface has been enhanced to enable better collaboration among users. The new Pulse mobile layout provides a better user experience for posting messages, adding attachments, bookmarking content, and so on.

For more information about Pulse, see:

All Pega product release notes can be found on their product pages.

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